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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 49 km SE of Ofunato, Japan



Earthquake location 38.7666S, 142.1254WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Id of earthquake: us100076kd. Event ids that are associated: us100076kd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.12 km (26 miles). Global time and date of event 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 22:20:41 / November 9, 2016 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:20:41 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.1254° East, latitude 38.7666° North, depth = 42.12 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitakami, Furukawa, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1254° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SE of Ofunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-09 22:20:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-09 22:38:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 1.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us100076kd Id of event.
Event Code 100076kd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076kd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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