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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 24.3802S, 122.3886WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 62.98 km, 122.3886° East, 24.3802° North. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:31 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 16:56:31 / February 8, 2021 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.98 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: us6000dfmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfmk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Hualian, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km W of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.3886° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3802° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62 km W 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 2021-02-08 16:56:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-08 17:24:33 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 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 0.574 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us6000dfmk Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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