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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.1965S, 141.8114WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 03:00:37 / May 18, 2020 @ 3:00 am. Exact location, longitude 141.8114° East, latitude 38.1965° North, depth = 43.5 km. The temblor was reported at 12:00:37 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.5 km (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009jbz. Unique identifier: us70009jbz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Ōfunato, Marumori (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 50 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-18 03:00:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 03:17:31 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 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 2.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us70009jbz Id of event.
Event Code 70009jbz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009jbz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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