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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Katsuura in Japan

Earthquake location 33.5324S, 141.1267WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 193 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan (120 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.06 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000cnk2. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnk2. The temblor was picked up at 04:06:51 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 04:06:51 / December 6, 2020 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 58.06 km, 141.1267° East, 33.5324° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 193 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1267° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-06 04:06:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 04:24:36 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 400 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 1.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us7000cnk2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnk2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnk2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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