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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Hachijo-jima in Japan

Earthquake location 31.4894S, 140.0333WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan (111 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 08:58:03 / December 25, 2019 @ 8:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006qvr. Unique identifier: us70006qvr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118.92 km (74 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 140.0333° East, 31.4894° North, depth 118.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:58:03 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter).

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. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 178 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0333° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.4894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 178km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-25 08:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 09:26:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 385 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 1.631 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 92 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 us70006qvr Id of event.
Event Code 70006qvr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qvr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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