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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.9932S, 123.4698WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Monday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:52:48 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ing. Id of event: us70008ing. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.08 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 123.4698 East, latitude 23.9932 North, depth = 27.08 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 15:52:48 / March 30, 2020 @ 3:52 pm.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km SE of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4698° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9932° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SE of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-30 15:52:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 16:10:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 449 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 0.63 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us70008ing Id of event.
Event Code 70008ing An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ing, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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