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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2467S, 137.6936WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hotaka in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70009kd9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009kd9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 04:13:00 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:13 am. Exact location, longitude 137.6936° East, latitude 36.2467° North, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:13:00 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kōfu-shi (c. 190 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakanojōmachi, Katsuyama, Annaka. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 19 km WSW of Hotaka, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.6936° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2467° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WSW of Hotaka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-19 04:13:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-19 04:31:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 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 0.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us70009kd9 Id of event.
Event Code 70009kd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009kd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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