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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Daigo in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8107S, 140.5065WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Daigo in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 31.77 km, 140.5065° East, 36.8107° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.77 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 01:38:56 / December 4, 2019 @ 1:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:38:56 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006lu8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006lu8.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Kurihashi, Sawara. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km ENE of Daigo, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5065° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8107° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Daigo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-04 01:38:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-04 01:58:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 392 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 1.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us60006lu8 Id of event.
Event Code 60006lu8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006lu8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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