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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4889S, 141.4592WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 23:10:25 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.79 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izfu. Id of event: us2000izfu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 14:10:25 / December 31, 2018 @ 2:10 pm. Exact location of event, depth 42.79 km, 141.4592° East, 37.4889° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matsushima, Ishinomaki, Rifu. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.

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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. 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: 40 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4592° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4889° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km E of Namie, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-31 14:10:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-31 14:33:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000izfu Id of event.
Event Code 2000izfu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000izfu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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