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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Tomakomai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6702S, 141.9557WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 21:11:29 / September 5, 2018 @ 9:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.99 km, 141.9557° East, 42.6702° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.99 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000h8ze. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h8ze. The temblor was detected at 06:11:29 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Akabira (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 29 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9557° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km E of Tomakomai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-05 21:11:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 21:30:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 449 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 1.52 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us2000h8ze Id of event.
Event Code 2000h8ze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h8ze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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