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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 41.9569S, 142.3905WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was reported at 09:57:52 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.93 km (37 miles). Unique identifier: us70008hmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008hmk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 00:57:52 / March 28, 2020 @ 12:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3905° East, 41.9569° North, depth 59.93 km.

The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 S of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3905° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9569° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km S of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-28 00:57:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-28 01:14:38 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 400 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 1.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008hmk Id of event.
Event Code 70008hmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008hmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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