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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.208S, 145.8313WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dzwr. Unique identifier: us2000dzwr. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.74 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 145.8313° East, 43.208° North, depth 42.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:00 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/04/18 / 2018-04-13 19:00:00 / April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Shibetsu, Nemuro.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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 earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ESE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-13 19:00:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-13 19:23:30 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 432 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 2.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000dzwr Id of event.
Event Code 2000dzwr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dzwr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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