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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.5574S, 142.0905WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h4k1. Id of event: us1000h4k1. Exact location of earthquake, 142.0905° East, 42.5574° North, depth 29.94 km. The temblor was detected at 17:54:04 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.94 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 08:54:04 / September 30, 2018 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sunagawa, Otofuke, Date (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km NW of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0905° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5574° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NW of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-30 08:54:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 09:12:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 385 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 0.959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us1000h4k1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h4k1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h4k1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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