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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Mutsu in Japan

Earthquake location 41.1217S, 142.294WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.75 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cnnl. Unique identifier: us2000cnnl. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:51:20 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.294 East, latitude 41.1217 North, depth = 39.75 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 10:51:20 / January 24, 2018 @ 10:51 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Mutsu, Misawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 92 km ESE of Mutsu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.294° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.1217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km ESE of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-24 10:51:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-24 11:14:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.33 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 595 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 0.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us2000cnnl Id of event.
Event Code 2000cnnl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cnnl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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