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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Okunoya in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2165S, 140.5097WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Okunoya in Japan on Sunday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:10 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). 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 90.26 km (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 140.5097° East, 36.2165° North, depth 90.26 km. Unique identifier: us6000a3az. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a3az. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 21:02:10 / May 31, 2020 @ 9:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōhara, Kisarazu, Kiryū.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km SE of Okunoya, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km SE of Okunoya, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-31 21:02:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-31 21:20:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 33 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 446 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 0.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us6000a3az Id of event.
Event Code 6000a3az An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a3az, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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