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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 76 km E of Mutsu, Japan

Earthquake location 41.2179S, 142.1197WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mutsu in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/07/19 / 2019-07-01 00:37:36 / July 1, 2019 @ 12:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1197 East, latitude 41.2179 North, depth = 47.31 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.31 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:37:36 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us700047tx. Unique identifier: us700047tx.

The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Misawa, Mutsu (min 5000 pop). Close 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 76 km E of Mutsu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1197° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km E of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-01 00:37:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-01 01:06:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 400 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 0.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us700047tx Id of event.
Event Code 700047tx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700047tx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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