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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3868S, 137.9632WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.86 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bmdw. Id of event: us1000bmdw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 15:13:49 / December 5, 2017 @ 3:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.9632 East, latitude 36.3868 North, depth = 5.86 km. The temblor was reported at 00:13:49 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tamamura, Enzan, Isawa. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kōfu-shi (c. 190 000 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 8 km NE of Hotaka, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.9632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3868° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Hotaka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-05 15:13:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-05 15:37:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 393 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 0.25 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000bmdw Id of event.
Event Code 1000bmdw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bmdw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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