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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4008S, 140.734WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Friday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:32 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000db68. Unique identifier: us1000db68. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 41.13 km, 140.734° East, 36.4008° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 23:17:32 / March 29, 2018 @ 11:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.13 km (26 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiba, Funabashi, Sano.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NE of Oarai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.734° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-29 23:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 23:35:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 1.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us1000db68 Id of event.
Event Code 1000db68 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000db68, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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