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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 79 km ENE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.7452S, 141.8324WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Namie in Japan. 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: 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 09:39:08 / December 11, 2019 @ 9:39 am. Event id: us60006q3x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006q3x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8324 East, latitude 37.7452 North, depth = 42.92 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.92 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:39:08 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Sendai-shi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km ENE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8324° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km ENE 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 2019-12-11 09:39:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-11 09:55:51 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 416 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 2.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us60006q3x Id of event.
Event Code 60006q3x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006q3x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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