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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.0237S, 142.5606WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.8 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:11:48 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 20:11:48 / January 30, 2018 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000crgs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000crgs. Exact location of event, depth 60.8 km, 142.5606° East, 42.0237° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5606° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.0237° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-30 20:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 20:48:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 385 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 0.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000crgs Id of event.
Event Code 2000crgs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000crgs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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