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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Ushiku in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9633S, 140.0609WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ushiku in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007lia. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.0609 East, latitude 35.9633 North, depth = 69.69 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 17:07:47 / January 31, 2020 @ 5:07 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:07:47 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomioka, Kanekomachi, Ninomiya.

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

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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 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: 6 km W of Ushiku, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0609° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9633° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Ushiku, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-31 17:07:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-31 17:24:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 54 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 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 466 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 0.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us60007lia Id of event.
Event Code 60007lia An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lia, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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