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Major earthquake: M7.3 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.272S, 141.644WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namie in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oh0fnm, pt16326050. Id of event: at00oh0fnm. The temblor was picked up at 05:59:46 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 20:59:46 / November 21, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.644 East, latitude 37.272 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 129 km (80 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 149 km (92 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 139 km (86 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mito-shi, Wakuya, Kuroiso. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km ESE of Namie, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-21 20:59:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 21:18:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 56 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 1 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 848 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129.599989632 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oh0fnm Id of event.
Event Code 00oh0fnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oh0fnm,pt16326050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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