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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6047S, 141.7387WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:40 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.7387° East, latitude 37.6047° North, depth = 41.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 16:28:40 / February 25, 2018 @ 4:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.25 km (26 miles). Event id: us2000d7pu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7pu.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Shiroishi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 105 km (66 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km ENE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7387° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km ENE 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 2018-02-25 16:28:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-25 16:54:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.82 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 474 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 0.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us2000d7pu Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7pu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7pu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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