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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Nanao in Japan

Earthquake location 37.2694S, 136.8538WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nanao in Japan. Id of earthquake: us60008egj. Event ids that are associated: us60008egj. The temblor was detected at 02:18:46 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 17:18:46 / March 12, 2020 @ 5:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 136.8538° East, 37.2694° North, depth 10 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Komatsu, Tsurugi-asahimachi, Itoigawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Komatsu (c. 109 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Matsutō (c. 68 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Nanto-shi (c. 55 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Himi (c. 54 500 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km NNW of Nanao, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.8538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNW of Nanao, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-12 17:18:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-12 17:37:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 1.301 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us60008egj Id of event.
Event Code 60008egj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008egj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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