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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Iwo Jima in Japan

Earthquake location 23.5038S, 143.0645WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 225 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (140 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 00:10:47 / April 15, 2018 @ 12:10 am. The temblor was reported at 10:10:47 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.91 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e0g5. Id of event: us2000e0g5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0645 East, latitude 23.5038 North, depth = 41.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 225 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0645° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 225km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-15 00:10:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-15 00:29:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 3.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000e0g5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000e0g5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e0g5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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