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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 24.3372S, 122.9621WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 14 km SSW of Yonakuni, Japan (9 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.06 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:42:27 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 03:42:27 / March 2, 2018 @ 3:42 am. Id of earthquake: us2000dat7. Event ids that are associated: us2000dat7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 122.9621 East, latitude 24.3372 North, depth = 44.06 km.

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

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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: 14 km SSW of Yonakuni, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.9621° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-02 03:42:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 04:20:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 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 0.136 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dat7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dat7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dat7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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