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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3279S, 141.6831WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:07 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.24 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.6831° East, 37.3279° North, depth 34.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 20:18:07 / September 19, 2017 @ 8:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ar6z. Id of event: us2000ar6z.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kakuda, Watari, Miharu.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6831° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km ESE 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 2017-09-19 20:18:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 20:34:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.4 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 433 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 0.891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us2000ar6z Id of event.
Event Code 2000ar6z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ar6z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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