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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 24.6403S, 122.667WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 122.667° East, latitude 24.6403° North, depth = 107.67 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:36:02 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.67 km (67 miles). Unique identifier: us6000df68. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000df68. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 17:36:02 / February 6, 2021 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 108 km (67 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-eight 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km WNW of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.667° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.6403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km WNW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-06 17:36:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 17:56:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.825 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 449 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 0.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000df68 Id of event.
Event Code 6000df68 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df68, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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