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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2643S, 141.3485WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.32 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 17:41:15 / November 22, 2016 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:41:15 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.3485 East, latitude 37.2643 North, depth = 19.32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bh4. Unique identifier: us10007bh4.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daigo, Shiroishi, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 39 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2643° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SE 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 2016-11-22 17:41:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 17:59:53 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 0.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007bh4 Id of event.
Event Code 10007bh4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bh4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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