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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Tanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 33.689S, 135.1407WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tanabe in Japan on Friday. Exact location, longitude 135.1407° East, latitude 33.689° North, depth = 35.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:55 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000i5s1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5s1. Global time and date of event 02/11/18 / 2018-11-02 07:53:55 / November 2, 2018 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.22 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashihara-shi, Kashihara, Owase. Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Wakayama-shi (c. 351 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Akashi (c. 297 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tokushima-shi (c. 267 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kishiwada (c. 205 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Izumi (c. 189 100 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km WSW of Tanabe, 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 135.1407° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.689° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WSW of Tanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-02 07:53:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-02 08:11:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 1.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us2000i5s1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000i5s1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i5s1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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