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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4459S, 141.5376WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/18 / 2018-09-04 20:11:19 / September 4, 2018 @ 8:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5376° East, 36.4459° North, depth 39.12 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:11:19 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000h8dj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h8dj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.12 km (24 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Omigawa, Itako, Okunoya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5376° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-04 20:11:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-04 20:46:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 459 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 1.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us2000h8dj Id of event.
Event Code 2000h8dj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h8dj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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