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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 42 km ESE of Takanabe, Japan

Earthquake location 31.9798S, 131.9174WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Takanabe in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us70006bhb. Event ids that are associated: us70006bhb. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.68 km (26 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:05:09 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/11/19 / 2019-11-22 09:05:09 / November 22, 2019 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 131.9174° East, 31.9798° North, depth 41.68 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Kobayashi (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 42 km ESE of Takanabe, 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 131.9174° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9798° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ESE of Takanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-22 09:05:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-22 09:22:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 416 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 1.441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us70006bhb Id of event.
Event Code 70006bhb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006bhb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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