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

Earthquake location 31.746S, 131.4086WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. Event id: us10004u9q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004u9q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:11:15 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.43 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/16 / 2016-03-03 07:11:15 / March 3, 2016 @ 7:11 am. Exact location, longitude 131.4086° East, latitude 31.746° North, depth = 53.43 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Izumi, Satsumasendai, Ijūin (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km NNE of Nichinan, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4086° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNE of Nichinan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-03 07:11:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-03 07:29:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.848 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us10004u9q Id of event.
Event Code 10004u9q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004u9q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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