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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 32 km ESE of Marumori, Japan



Earthquake location 37.8034S, 141.1117WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Marumori in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 12:48:36 / July 7, 2017 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 63.35 km, 141.1117° East, 37.8034° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:48:36 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.35 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100097p5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100097p5.

Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagai, Sagae, Higashine. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 32 km ESE of Marumori, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1117° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE of Marumori, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-07 12:48:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-07 13:10:07 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 4.8 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 405 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 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us100097p5 Id of event.
Event Code 100097p5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100097p5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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