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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Katsuren-haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 25.8756S, 128.5658WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:42:30 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d563. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d563. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 06:42:30 / January 3, 2021 @ 6:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.5658° East, latitude 25.8756° North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Ishikawa, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 85 km SE of Katsuren-haebaru, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5658° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.8756° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85 km SE of Katsuren-haebaru, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-03 06:42:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 07:06:14 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 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us6000d563 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d563 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d563, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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