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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3435S, 142.1958WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The temblor was detected at 17:23:02 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j94y. Unique identifier: us2000j94y. Exact location, longitude 142.1958° East, latitude 40.3435° North, depth = 36.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.89 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/19 / 2019-01-26 08:23:02 / January 26, 2019 @ 8:23 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Yamada, Miyako (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 61 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3435° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-26 08:23:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-26 08:44:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.95 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 467 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 0.97 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000j94y Id of event.
Event Code 2000j94y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j94y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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