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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8699S, 141.3504WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hhty. Id of event: us1000hhty. Exact location of earthquake, 141.3504° East, 36.8699° North, depth 4.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:08:01 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.46 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 00:08:01 / October 27, 2018 @ 12:08 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Okunoya, Kōriyama, Mito-shi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3504° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ESE 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 2018-10-27 00:08:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-27 00:26:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 402 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 1.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000hhty Id of event.
Event Code 1000hhty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hhty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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