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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Saiki in Japan

Earthquake location 32.8615S, 132.0165WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Saiki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009npy. Event ids that are associated: us20009npy. Exact location, longitude 132.0165° East, latitude 32.8615° North, depth = 51.17 km. The temblor was reported at 23:27:41 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.17 km (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 14:27:41 / June 20, 2017 @ 2:27 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop). Close 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 Ōzu, Tsuma, Takanabe.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SE of Saiki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.0165° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SE of Saiki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-20 14:27:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-20 14:55:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 420 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us20009npy Id of event.
Event Code 20009npy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009npy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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