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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 60 km SE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.3481S, 141.3005WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/18 / 2018-01-09 22:30:18 / January 9, 2018 @ 10:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:30:18 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000c2w5. Event ids that are associated: us1000c2w5. Exact location, longitude 141.3005° East, latitude 35.3481° North, depth = 14.98 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.98 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edosaki, Inashiki, Chiba (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop).

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

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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 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 SE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3005° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3481° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km SE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-09 22:30:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-09 22:49:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 452 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 2.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us1000c2w5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000c2w5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c2w5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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