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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Iwanai in Japan



Earthquake location 43.6623S, 139.5499WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 109 km NW of Iwanai, Japan (68 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dypk. Id of event: us2000dypk. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 07:56:52 / April 12, 2018 @ 7:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 213.25 km (133 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:56:52 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 139.5499° East, 43.6623° North, depth 213.25 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 109 km NW of Iwanai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.5499° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.6623° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 213.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km NW of Iwanai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-12 07:56:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-12 08:14:24 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 400 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 2.246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us2000dypk Id of event.
Event Code 2000dypk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dypk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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