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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Kushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.4592S, 144.7935WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Monday. Event id: us7000360n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000360n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 144.7935° East, latitude 42.4592° North, depth = 45.56 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:28:31 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/19 / 2019-04-14 20:28:31 / April 14, 2019 @ 8:28 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.56 km (28 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km SSE of Kushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.7935° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSE of Kushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-14 20:28:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-14 20:44:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 1.293 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 144 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 us7000360n Id of event.
Event Code 7000360n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000360n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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