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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 28 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan

Earthquake location 37.1754S, 141.1653WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gi03. Unique identifier: us2000gi03. The temblor was detected at 17:42:20 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/18 / 2018-07-31 08:42:20 / July 31, 2018 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1653 East, latitude 37.1754 North, depth = 10.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.21 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōarai, Karasuyama, Iwanuma. The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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: 28 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1653° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1754° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-31 08:42:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-31 09:00:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 453 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 0.754 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000gi03 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gi03 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gi03, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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