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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.6017S, 142.106WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 06:21:33 / December 19, 2019 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:21:33 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006nbm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nbm. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.79 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, depth 54.79 km, 142.106° East, 40.6017° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinohe, Misawa, Hachinohe. Nearby 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 52 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km ENE 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 2019-12-19 06:21:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 06:41:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 401 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 0.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us70006nbm Id of event.
Event Code 70006nbm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nbm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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