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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 26.0784S, 128.476WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:23:51 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 21:23:51 / April 16, 2020 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 128.476° East, latitude 26.0784° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60009api. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009api. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 66 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.476° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.0784° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 21:23:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-24 03:24:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 0.776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us60009api Id of event.
Event Code 60009api An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009api, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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