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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Mutsu in Japan



Earthquake location 41.5055S, 141.9715WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087h5. Unique identifier: us100087h5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.3 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 16:08:18 / March 7, 2017 @ 4:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9715 East, latitude 41.5055 North, depth = 54.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:08:18 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakodate, Misawa, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km ENE of Mutsu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9715° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.5055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km ENE of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-07 16:08:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-07 16:28:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 0.99 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us100087h5 Id of event.
Event Code 100087h5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087h5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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