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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Sawara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.885S, 140.5419WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sawara in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 12:46:24 / January 18, 2019 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5419 East, latitude 35.885 North, depth = 47 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j5qm. Id of event: us2000j5qm. The temblor was reported at 21:46:24 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakado, Yokosuka, Kanuma.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 six and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km E of Sawara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km E of Sawara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-18 12:46:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-18 13:05:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 389 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 1.99 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000j5qm Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5qm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5qm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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