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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 3 km NNE of Ichihara, Japan

Earthquake location 35.5458S, 140.0966WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Ichihara in Japan on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us70009aif. Event ids that are associated: us70009aif. 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 69.04 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 16:57:08 / May 5, 2020 @ 4:57 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:57:08 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69.04 km, 140.0966° East, 35.5458° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuki, Ashikaga, Hakone (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 3 km NNE of Ichihara, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5458° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE of Ichihara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-05 16:57:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-05 17:15:34 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 400 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 1.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us70009aif Id of event.
Event Code 70009aif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009aif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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