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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Iwo Jima in Japan

Earthquake location 25.4501S, 141.6085WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 78 km NNE of Iwo Jima, Japan (48 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 08:48:21 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnts. Id of event: us2000bnts. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.4 km (18 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:21 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6085 East, latitude 25.4501 North, depth = 28.4 km.

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 78 km NNE of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6085° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.4501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NNE of Iwo Jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-15 08:48:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 09:07:33 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 416 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 1.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bnts Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnts An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnts, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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