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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.2451S, 141.2964WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.2964° East, latitude 37.2451° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bwb. Unique identifier: us10007bwb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 21:23:37 / November 23, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:23:37 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Inawashiro, Funaishikawa. Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2964° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2451° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2016-11-23 21:23:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 21:43:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.16 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 495 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 0.741 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10007bwb Id of event.
Event Code 10007bwb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bwb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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