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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Naha-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 26.6883S, 126.649WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 115 km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan (71 miles). Exact location of event, depth 103.53 km, 126.649° East, 26.6883° North. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:55:50 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.53 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70008rei. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008rei. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 05:55:50 / April 8, 2020 @ 5:55 am.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 115 km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.6883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-08 05:55:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-08 06:11:56 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 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 1.459 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 55 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 us70008rei Id of event.
Event Code 70008rei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008rei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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