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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.7721S, 131.3963WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 131.3963° East, latitude 30.7721° North, depth = 12.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008m2m. Event ids that are associated: us10008m2m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 20:22:58 / April 29, 2017 @ 8:22 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.05 km (7 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:22:58 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Tarumizu, Nichinan.

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

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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. 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: 38 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3963° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7721° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 20:22:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 20:56:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 1.093 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us10008m2m Id of event.
Event Code 10008m2m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m2m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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