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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 14 km SW of Tarumizu, Japan

Earthquake location 31.387S, 130.6004WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Tarumizu in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098pn. Id of event: us100098pn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 02:56:36 / July 11, 2017 @ 2:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, 130.6004° East, 31.387° North, depth 16.69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.69 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:56:36 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ushibuka, Miyazaki-shi, Minamata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 14 km SW of Tarumizu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.387° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Tarumizu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-11 02:56:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 03:13:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 417 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 0.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us100098pn Id of event.
Event Code 100098pn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098pn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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