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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 7 km NNE of Oda, Japan

Earthquake location 35.2469S, 132.5282WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Oda in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 16:32:31 / April 8, 2018 @ 4:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 132.5282 East, latitude 35.2469 North, depth = 8.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.54 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:32:31 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwh6. Id of event: us2000dwh6.

Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Fukuyama (c. 383 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Kure (c. 196 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Onomichi (c. 90 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Mihara (c. 80 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukuyama, Kure, Ibara. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km NNE of Oda, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.5282° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2469° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNE of Oda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-08 16:32:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 16:52:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.99 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 511 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 1.877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dwh6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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