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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6811S, 141.7517WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7517 East, latitude 37.6811 North, depth = 50.28 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dhf6. Event ids that are associated: us6000dhf6. Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 14:51:42 / February 13, 2021 @ 2:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:51:42 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.28 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomiya, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Hobaramachi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 69 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6811° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69 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 14:51:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 15:07:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 432 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 3.051 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 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dhf6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhf6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhf6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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