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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Iwai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0466S, 139.8321WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Iwai in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 12:23:01 / May 16, 2016 @ 12:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10005hqy. Event ids that are associated: us10005hqy. Exact location, longitude 139.8321° East, latitude 36.0466° North, depth = 37.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:23:01 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.46 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuura, Takahagi, Kawaguchi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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: 6 km W of Iwai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.8321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Iwai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-16 12:23:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-16 12:58:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 63 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 478 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 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10005hqy Id of event.
Event Code 10005hqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005hqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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