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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 32 km ENE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.6374S, 141.3135WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70009kc6. Event ids that are associated: us70009kc6. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 03:17:13 / May 19, 2020 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.37 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.3135° East, latitude 37.6374° North, depth = 44.37 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:17:13 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inawashiro, Kogota, Wakuya (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 32 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3135° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2020-05-19 03:17:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-19 03:32:44 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 2.712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us70009kc6 Id of event.
Event Code 70009kc6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009kc6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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