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Major earthquake: M7 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6856S, 141.9923WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9923 East, latitude 37.6856 North, depth = 54 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 14:07:49 / February 13, 2021 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:07:49 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namie in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dher. Ids that are associated to the event: at00qoh0l1, us6000dher, pt21044000.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Nihommatsu, Miharu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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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. 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: 90 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9923° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90 km 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 2021-02-13 14:07:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 14:27:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 28 The total number of felt reports
CDI 8.7 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 1 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 778 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 3.182 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us6000dher Id of event.
Event Code 6000dher An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qoh0l1,us6000dher,pt21044000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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