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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Iwaki in Japan



Earthquake location 37.1232S, 141.2382WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.68 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.2382° East, latitude 37.1232° North, depth = 45.68 km. The temblor was reported at 00:03:33 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008mit. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mit. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 15:03:33 / February 26, 2017 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Katsuta, Kakuda, Hitachi-Naka (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 32 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2382° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ENE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-26 15:03:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 15:34:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 408 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 0.825 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20008mit Id of event.
Event Code 20008mit An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mit, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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