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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag was detected near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3917S, 141.4025WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.35 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namie in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:59:49 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 20:59:49 / November 21, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oh0fnm, pt16326050, us10007b88. Unique identifier: us10007b88. Exact location of event, depth 11.35 km, 141.4025° East, 37.3917° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōarai, Tendō, Karasuyama. Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 136 km (85 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4025° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3917° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 20:59:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 21:29:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 201 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.8 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 873 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 ,at,pt,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 0.681 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007b88 Id of event.
Event Code 10007b88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oh0fnm,pt16326050,us10007b88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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