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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Toyoshina in Japan

Earthquake location 36.182S, 137.7462WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Toyoshina in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:44:23 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 04:44:23 / April 23, 2020 @ 4:44 am. Exact location, longitude 137.7462° East, latitude 36.182° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009abc. Unique identifier: us60009abc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nakanojōmachi, Toki, Tsubata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōfu-shi (c. 190 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 19 km SW of Toyoshina, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.7462° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.182° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SW of Toyoshina, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-23 04:44:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-23 05:03:49 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 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 416 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 0.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 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 us60009abc Id of event.
Event Code 60009abc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009abc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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