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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4028S, 141.1421WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 141.1421° East, latitude 36.4028° North, depth = 30.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:58:33 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 23:58:33 / May 10, 2020 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70009dus. Event ids that are associated: us70009dus.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 114 km (71 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sukagawa, Iwai, Tōgane (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 49 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1421° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4028° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ESE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-10 23:58:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-11 00:22:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.964 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 519 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 0.787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us70009dus Id of event.
Event Code 70009dus An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009dus, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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