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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.6288S, 140.8621WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 12:12:31 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.8621 East, latitude 35.6288 North, depth = 41.06 km. Unique identifier: us1000e6yj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e6yj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 03:12:31 / May 17, 2018 @ 3:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.06 km (26 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sakai, Shimodate, Shimotoda. Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 11 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8621° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-17 03:12:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-17 03:27:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 439 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 2.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e6yj Id of event.
Event Code 1000e6yj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e6yj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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