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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.34S, 141.6241WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 21:05:29 / February 10, 2017 @ 9:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6241 East, latitude 37.34 North, depth = 27.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008j1z. Event ids that are associated: us20008j1z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.29 km (17 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:05:29 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kakuda, Watari, Miharu (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6241° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.34° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2017-02-10 21:05:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 21:29:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 388 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 0.847 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008j1z Id of event.
Event Code 20008j1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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