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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Toba in Japan

Earthquake location 33.9058S, 137.2138WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Toba in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 13:38:19 / January 15, 2021 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000d0bx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0bx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 357.09 km (222 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 137.2138° East, latitude 33.9058° North, depth = 357.09 km. The temblor was reported at 13:38:19 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Toyokawa (c. 120 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Iwata (c. 88 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Gamagōri (c. 80 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kosai-shi (c. 43 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwata, Gamagōri, Toyokawa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 72 km SSE of Toba, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.2138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9058° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 357.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72 km SSE of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-15 13:38:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 13:56:04 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 416 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 1.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us7000d0bx Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0bx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0bx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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