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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Miyako in Japan



Earthquake location 40.1964S, 142.3487WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Miyako in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:36:55 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 13:36:55 / February 12, 2017 @ 1:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jc6. Unique identifier: us20008jc6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.35 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3487 East, latitude 40.1964 North, depth = 42.35 km.

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NNE of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3487° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1964° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NNE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-12 13:36:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 13:59:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 386 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 1.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20008jc6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008jc6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jc6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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