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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Yamada in Japan

Earthquake location 39.2184S, 142.8943WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/19 / 2019-11-29 04:01:43 / November 29, 2019 @ 4:01 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:01:43 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.8943° East, 39.2184° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006eaz. Event ids that are associated: us70006eaz.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Miyako, Kamaishi. Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km ESE of Yamada, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8943° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2184° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km ESE of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-29 04:01:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-29 04:26:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 432 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 2.106 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us70006eaz Id of event.
Event Code 70006eaz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006eaz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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