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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3491S, 141.4858WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:10:21 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4858 East, latitude 37.3491 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007b8h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b8h. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 21:10:21 / November 21, 2016 @ 9:10 pm.

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Iwanuma. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 45 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4858° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 21:10:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 21:50:49 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 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 0.758 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10007b8h Id of event.
Event Code 10007b8h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b8h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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