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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 75 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.337S, 142.1576WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000jpc3. Event ids that are associated: us2000jpc3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 00:55:51 / February 27, 2019 @ 12:55 am. The temblor was reported at 09:55:51 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.06 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 142.1576° East, 38.337° North, depth 29.06 km.

Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kogota (c. 19 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Kogota, Shiogama. Nearby 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1576° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km E of Ishinomaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-27 00:55:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-27 01:20:56 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 1.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us2000jpc3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jpc3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jpc3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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