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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Chichi-shima in Japan

Earthquake location 27.871S, 142.8735WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 108 km NE of Chichi-shima, Japan (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:11:09 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006sbu. Id of event: us70006sbu. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 04:11:09 / December 30, 2019 @ 4:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8735 East, latitude 27.871 North, depth = 10.88 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.88 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 108 km NE of Chichi-shima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km NE of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-30 04:11:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 04:28:46 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 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 0.985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us70006sbu Id of event.
Event Code 70006sbu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006sbu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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