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

Earthquake location 42.6432S, 141.9697WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9697° East, 42.6432° North, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000hgj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgj3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:17:10 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:17:10 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Takikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9697° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6432° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 18:17:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-25 22:04:06 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 1.081 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000hgj3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgj3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgj3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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