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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Takahagi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.5831S, 141.0639WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Takahagi in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 10:05:54 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.64 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0639 East, latitude 36.5831 North, depth = 34.64 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/11/20 / 2020-11-22 10:05:54 / November 22, 2020 @ 10:05 am. Id of earthquake: us6000crfr. Event ids that are associated: us6000crfr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Narita, Ishige, Yūki (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0639° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5831° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-22 10:05:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-22 10:25:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 468 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 2.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us6000crfr Id of event.
Event Code 6000crfr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000crfr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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