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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Hachijo-jima in Japan



Earthquake location 32.1859S, 140.5468WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 121 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (75 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 09:43:35 / November 16, 2017 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 140.5468° East, latitude 32.1859° North, depth = 70.95 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:43:35 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 70.95 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpkq. Id of event: us2000bpkq.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 121 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5468° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.1859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km SE of Hachijo-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 2017-11-16 09:43:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 10:24:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 34 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.67 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 527 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 1.114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us2000bpkq Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpkq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpkq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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