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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Hirara in Japan

Earthquake location 25.6229S, 124.7838WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Hirara in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.7838° East, latitude 25.6229° North, depth = 111.77 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/19 / 2019-08-08 18:56:45 / August 8, 2019 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.77 km (69 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:56:45 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600052fk. Ids that are associated to the event: us600052fk.

Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara.

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 104 km NNW of Hirara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.7838° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.6229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km NNW of Hirara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-08 18:56:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-08 19:16:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 400 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 1.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us600052fk Id of event.
Event Code 600052fk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600052fk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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