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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Misawa in Japan

Earthquake location 40.8668S, 141.2018WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2018 East, latitude 40.8668 North, depth = 88.38 km. The temblor was detected at 14:32:53 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000559v. Unique identifier: us6000559v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.38 km (55 miles). Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 05:32:53 / August 15, 2019 @ 5:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakodate, Takanosu, Ōdate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 24 km NNW of Misawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2018° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNW of Misawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-15 05:32:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-15 05:51:58 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 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 449 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 0.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us6000559v Id of event.
Event Code 6000559v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000559v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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