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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Omachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.6206S, 137.9466WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Omachi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 01:29:30 / May 12, 2018 @ 1:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.89 km (9 miles). Event id: us1000e3dv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e3dv. Exact location, longitude 137.9466° East, latitude 36.6206° North, depth = 14.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:30 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maebashi-shi, Yoshii, Takasaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NNE of Omachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.9466° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNE of Omachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-12 01:29:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-12 01:47:12 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 3.4 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 401 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 0.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 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 us1000e3dv Id of event.
Event Code 1000e3dv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e3dv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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