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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Toyoshina in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1992S, 137.7717WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Toyoshina in Japan. Unique identifier: us6000a1m1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a1m1. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:05:17 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 10:05:17 / May 29, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 137.7717 East, latitude 36.1992 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mino, Tsubata, Tsurugi-asahimachi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kōfu-shi (c. 190 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SW of Toyoshina, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.7717° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1992° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km SW of Toyoshina, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-29 10:05:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-29 10:25:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us6000a1m1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a1m1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a1m1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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