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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.2946S, 141.304WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 10:37:19 / February 12, 2020 @ 10:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.7 km (50 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:37:19 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.304 East, latitude 37.2946 North, depth = 80.7 km. Event id: us70007nqa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nqa.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daigo, Shiroishi, Iwanuma.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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 quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km SE 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 141.304° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SE 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 2020-02-12 10:37:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-12 10:55:01 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 4.3 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 2.594 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 67 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 us70007nqa Id of event.
Event Code 70007nqa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007nqa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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