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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 40.1298S, 142.3581WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The temblor was detected at 04:43:30 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.13 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 19:43:30 / January 27, 2018 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.3581° East, latitude 40.1298° North, depth = 51.13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqfs. Unique identifier: us2000cqfs.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kamaishi, Misawa, Ōtsuchi. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km NNE of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3581° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1298° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km NNE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-27 19:43:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 19:57:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 1.186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us2000cqfs Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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