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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Morioka-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 39.6776S, 141.0921WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Morioka-shi in Japan on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.52 km (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.0921° East, 39.6776° North, depth 99.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 20:00:48 / May 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:00:48 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dzhr. Id of event: us1000dzhr.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tennō, Hachinohe, Takanosu.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km WSW of Morioka-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW of Morioka-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-06 20:00:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-06 20:37:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 401 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 1.11 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us1000dzhr Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzhr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzhr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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