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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Kushima in Japan

Earthquake location 31.2663S, 131.4691WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Kushima in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 131.4691° East, latitude 31.2663° North, depth = 33.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:54:21 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.9 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000enmb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000enmb. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/06/18 / 2018-06-11 19:54:21 / June 11, 2018 @ 7:54 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki, Ijūin (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SE of Kushima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4691° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.2663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SE of Kushima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-11 19:54:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-11 20:22:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 451 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 1.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us1000enmb Id of event.
Event Code 1000enmb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000enmb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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