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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Kamaishi in Japan

Earthquake location 38.0555S, 144.8897WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 294 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan (183 miles). Exact location, longitude 144.8897° East, latitude 38.0555° North, depth = 9.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bmfd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmfd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 22:24:07 / November 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:24:07 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.49 km (6 miles).

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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 294 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.8897° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0555° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 294km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-12 22:24:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-12 22:39:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 2.34 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 3.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us2000bmfd Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmfd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmfd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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