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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Takedamachi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.9623S, 131.157WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Takedamachi in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005inz. Unique identifier: us20005inz. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:53 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:55:53 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.94 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 131.157° East, 32.9623° North, depth 10.94 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmura, Ōkuchi, Shimonoseki. Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km W of Takedamachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.157° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9623° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km W of Takedamachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 18:55:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 19:34:14 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 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.35 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 0.285 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 19 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005inz Id of event.
Event Code 20005inz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005inz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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