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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5184S, 141.58WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.58 East, latitude 37.5184 North, depth = 35.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.55 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dht8. Unique identifier: us6000dht8. The temblor was detected at 12:26:04 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 12:26:04 / February 15, 2021 @ 12:26 pm.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 104 km (65 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sukagawa, Ishikawa, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.58° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5184° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 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 12:26:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-15 12:46:12 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 1.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us6000dht8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dht8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dht8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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