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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6936S, 144.2342WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:28:06 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 144.2342° East, 42.6936° North, depth 48.02 km. Event id: us7000crev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crev. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 01:28:06 / December 16, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.02 km (30 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).

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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 33 km SSW of Kushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.2342° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km SSW of Kushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 01:28:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 01:47:13 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 432 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 1.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us7000crev Id of event.
Event Code 7000crev An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crev, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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