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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Owase in Japan

Earthquake location 33.7556S, 136.7908WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Owase in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ba64. Unique identifier: us6000ba64. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:43 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 372.58 km (232 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 136.7908 East, latitude 33.7556 North, depth = 372.58 km. Global time and date of event 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 15:34:43 / August 6, 2020 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toyohama, Hisai-motomachi, Ise (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Hisai-motomachi (c. 41 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Toyohama (c. 21 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 64 km ESE of Owase, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.7908° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 372.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 km ESE of Owase, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-06 15:34:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-06 15:52:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 416 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 1.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us6000ba64 Id of event.
Event Code 6000ba64 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ba64, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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