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Earthquake: M 6.8 quake strikes near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 39.8478S, 142.8129WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (mg/mb) was reported Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The temblor was reported at 09:06:26 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-16 11:06:26 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8129 East, latitude 39.8478 North, depth 10 km.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 133 km (83 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 125 km (77 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinohe, Hachinohe, Ōfunato.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8129° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km ENE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-02-16 23:06:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-16 23:26:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 712 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 1.884 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usb000tpvj Id of event.
Event Code b000tpvj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000tpvj A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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