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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 60 km SW of Kushiro, Japan

Earthquake location 42.5609S, 143.8944WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.45 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.8944 East, latitude 42.5609 North, depth = 50.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bhij. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhij. The temblor was picked up at 12:45:11 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 03:45:11 / November 3, 2017 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 60 km SW of Kushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.8944° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5609° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km SW of Kushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-03 03:45:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 04:03:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bhij Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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