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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1761S, 146.4302WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 02:40:25 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003gpe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003gpe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.24 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 59.24 km, 146.4302° East, 43.1761° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/19 / 2019-05-04 16:40:25 / May 4, 2019 @ 4:40 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).

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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ESE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-04 16:40:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-04 17:01:07 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 4.314 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 518 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 2.68 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us70003gpe Id of event.
Event Code 70003gpe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003gpe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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