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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5229S, 141.6361WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.32 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:57:46 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.6361° East, latitude 37.5229° North, depth = 40.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 19:57:46 / March 11, 2017 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100088fi. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088fi.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Yamoto, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km E of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6361° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2017-03-11 19:57:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 20:19:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 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 454 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 0.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us100088fi Id of event.
Event Code 100088fi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088fi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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