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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.6148S, 131.0231WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7dg. Unique identifier: us2000k7dg. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 20:55:42 / March 29, 2019 @ 8:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.75 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.0231 East, latitude 30.6148 North, depth = 26.75 km. The temblor was reported at 05:55:42 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarumizu, Kushima, Makurazaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0231° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.6148° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-29 20:55:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-29 21:13:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 2.505 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us2000k7dg Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7dg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7dg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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