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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4828S, 141.5004WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Namie in Japan on Sunday. Event id: us6000dhjm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhjm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.22 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:31:49 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 38.22 km, 141.5004° East, 37.4828° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 07:31:49 / February 14, 2021 @ 7:31 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Ishinomaki, Rifu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4828° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 km E 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 2021-02-14 07:31:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-14 07:51:02 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 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 2.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us6000dhjm Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhjm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhjm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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