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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5352S, 141.3892WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.06 km (25 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 12:26:18 / February 15, 2021 @ 12:26 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:26:18 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dht9. Unique identifier: us6000dht9. Exact location of earthquake, 141.3892° East, 37.5352° North, depth 40.06 km. 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). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Tomiya, Kitaibaraki.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km E of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3892° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 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 2021-02-15 12:26:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-15 12:57:10 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 1.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us6000dht9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dht9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dht9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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