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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1821S, 141.1721WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Friday. The temblor was detected at 23:30:14 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 14:30:14 / November 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm. Exact location, longitude 141.1721° East, latitude 37.1821° North, depth = 46.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hvsm. Unique identifier: us1000hvsm. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.76 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Iwanuma, Katsuta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 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), 80 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2018-11-23 14:30:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-23 15:08:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 420 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 0.75 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us1000hvsm Id of event.
Event Code 1000hvsm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hvsm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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