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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 77 km ESE of Ohara, Japan

Earthquake location 34.9184S, 141.1344WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Ohara in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.1344° East, 34.9184° North. 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: 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 03:42:22 / January 29, 2019 @ 3:42 am. Unique identifier: us2000j9y2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9y2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:42:22 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōami (c. 53 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Yōkaichiba (c. 32 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 29 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yōkaichiba, Narutō, Ōami.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 77 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1344° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9184° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km ESE of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-29 03:42:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-29 04:03:23 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 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 2.106 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us2000j9y2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j9y2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j9y2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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