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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 5 km W of Ōmiya, Japan

Earthquake location 36.5483S, 140.3567WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ōmiya in Japan on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 140.3567° East, latitude 36.5483° North, depth = 83.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.94 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:35:32 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d45q. Unique identifier: us6000d45q. Global time and date of event 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 00:35:32 / December 30, 2020 @ 12:35 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sakai-nakajima, Fukayachō, Funehikimachi-funehiki (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km W of Ōmiya, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.3567° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5483° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km W of Ōmiya, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-30 00:35:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-30 00:52:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 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 0.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us6000d45q Id of event.
Event Code 6000d45q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d45q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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