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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 11 km SSE of Oyama, Japan

Earthquake location 36.2058S, 139.8416WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Oyama in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/19 / 2019-01-14 04:23:40 / January 14, 2019 @ 4:23 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.55 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:23:40 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j3mh. Id of event: us2000j3mh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 139.8416° East, latitude 36.2058° North, depth = 51.55 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hayama, Chigasaki, Zushi (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-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: 11 km SSE of Oyama, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.8416° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2058° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE of Oyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-14 04:23:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-14 04:54:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 410 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 1.364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000j3mh Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3mh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3mh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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