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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 26.0187S, 128.5671WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 21:22:29 / April 16, 2020 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:22:29 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.5671 East, latitude 26.0187 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70008xxx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008xxx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naha-shi, Itoman, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5671° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.0187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km ESE of Haebaru, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-16 21:22:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 21:37:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 433 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 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 us70008xxx Id of event.
Event Code 70008xxx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008xxx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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