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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Takanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 32.2024S, 132.0089WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Takanabe in Japan on Wednesday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:22 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jm4k. Id of event: us1000jm4k. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.08 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 132.0089° East, 32.2024° North, depth 15.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 00:11:22 / March 27, 2019 @ 12:11 am.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushima, Sukumo, Usuki (min 5000 pop).

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 six 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Takanabe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.0089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.2024° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km E of Takanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-27 00:11:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-27 00:40:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.754 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 449 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 1.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us1000jm4k Id of event.
Event Code 1000jm4k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jm4k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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