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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Katsuura in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6857S, 140.5692WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Katsuura in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 18:21:55 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70005tn2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005tn2. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.45 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 09:21:55 / October 12, 2019 @ 9:21 am. Exact location of earthquake, 140.5692° East, 34.6857° North, depth 59.45 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yokosuka, Narutō, Ichihara (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōami (c. 53 200 pop). 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5692° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SSE of Katsuura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-12 09:21:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-12 09:40:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 27 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 441 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 1.687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us70005tn2 Id of event.
Event Code 70005tn2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005tn2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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