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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Naha in Japan

Earthquake location 26.5151S, 126.7863WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Naha in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/20 / 2020-11-14 22:57:27 / November 14, 2020 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000cf3i. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cf3i. Exact location, longitude 126.7863° East, latitude 26.5151° North, depth = 108.67 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.67 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:57:27 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Okinawa, Ginowan.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 95 km WNW of Naha, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.5151° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95 km WNW of Naha, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-14 22:57:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-14 23:15:34 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 385 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 1.367 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 39 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 us7000cf3i Id of event.
Event Code 7000cf3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cf3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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