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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 10 km NW of Ohara, Japan

Earthquake location 35.3173S, 140.2952WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ohara in Japan. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:46 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.38 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 30.38 km, 140.2952° East, 35.3173° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/19 / 2019-05-25 06:20:46 / May 25, 2019 @ 6:20 am. Event id: us60003s0e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003s0e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shōbu, Odawara, Okegawa. Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 10 km NW of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.2952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW 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 2019-05-25 06:20:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-25 06:39:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 42 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 403 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 1.847 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us60003s0e Id of event.
Event Code 60003s0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003s0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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