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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3434S, 142.3865WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.41 km (20 miles). Global time and date of event 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 20:22:11 / September 26, 2017 @ 8:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000av31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000av31. The temblor was detected at 05:22:11 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 32.41 km, 142.3865° East, 40.3434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Yamada, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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: 77 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-26 20:22:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 20:47:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.08 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 539 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 1.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us2000av31 Id of event.
Event Code 2000av31 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000av31, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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