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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 52 km N of Miyako, Japan

Earthquake location 40.122S, 141.9505WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.58 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.9505° East, latitude 40.122° North, depth = 59.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 07:18:55 / December 12, 2020 @ 7:18 am. The temblor was detected at 07:18:55 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqhy. Unique identifier: us7000cqhy.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Hanawa (c. 36 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hanamaki, Hanawa, Tōno (min 5000 pop).

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. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km N of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9505° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km N of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-12 07:18:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-12 07:34:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 466 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us7000cqhy Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqhy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqhy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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