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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4244S, 141.593WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. The temblor was detected at 00:11:25 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yb7. Id of event: us20009yb7. Exact location, longitude 141.593° East, latitude 37.4244° North, depth = 34.57 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 00:11:25 / July 20, 2017 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.57 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamoto, Matsushima, Rifu. Event epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.593° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-20 00:11:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 00:32:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 29 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.16 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 529 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 0.776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009yb7 Id of event.
Event Code 20009yb7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yb7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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