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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4545S, 141.4922WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.29 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4922 East, latitude 37.4545 North, depth = 27.29 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 16:41:14 / December 19, 2016 @ 4:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:41:14 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200082kx. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082kx.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamoto, Matsushima, Ishinomaki. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km E of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4922° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km E 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 2016-12-19 16:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-19 17:06:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.97 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 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 467 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 0.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us200082kx Id of event.
Event Code 200082kx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082kx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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