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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 41 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.8319S, 141.2779WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 18:23:51 / January 2, 2020 @ 6:23 pm. Unique identifier: us70006ttf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ttf. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2779 East, latitude 35.8319 North, depth = 32.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:23:51 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 107 km (67 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abiko, Ichihara, Tsukuba (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2779° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8319° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ENE 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 2020-01-02 18:23:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-02 18:41:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 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 487 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 0.966 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us70006ttf Id of event.
Event Code 70006ttf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ttf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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