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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Tomakomai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.4938S, 141.5447WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 22:13:55 / September 11, 2020 @ 10:13 pm. Event id: us7000bnzh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bnzh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 131.61 km (82 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:13:55 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5447° East, 42.4938° North, depth 131.61 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hakodate, Yoichi, Iwanai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSW of Tomakomai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5447° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 131.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km SSW of Tomakomai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-11 22:13:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-19 02:06:29 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 385 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 1.289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bnzh Id of event.
Event Code 7000bnzh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bnzh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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