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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 66 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan

Earthquake location 24.0169S, 122.5735WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The temblor was detected at 19:44:33 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 122.5735 East, latitude 24.0169 North, depth = 27.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 11:44:33 / October 17, 2019 @ 11:44 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005uym. Unique identifier: us70005uym. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.78 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian. Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.5735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0169° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-17 11:44:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 12:03:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 417 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 0.6 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us70005uym Id of event.
Event Code 70005uym An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005uym, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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