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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Chichi-shima in Japan

Earthquake location 27.9241S, 139.9434WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 243 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (151 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 455.24 km (283 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000h6i8. Event ids that are associated: at00pedvnp, us2000h6i8. The temblor was picked up at 00:43:02 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 15:43:02 / September 1, 2018 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 139.9434° East, latitude 27.9241° North, depth = 455.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 243 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9434° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.9241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 455.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 243km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-01 15:43:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-01 16:05:26 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 2.01 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 482 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 ,at,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 2.154 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us2000h6i8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h6i8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pedvnp,us2000h6i8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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