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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 112 km E of Iwaki, Japan

Earthquake location 37.047S, 142.1471WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/06/16 / 2016-06-26 22:57:08 / June 26, 2016 @ 10:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.16 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:57:08 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.1471° East, latitude 37.047° North, depth = 19.16 km. Id of earthquake: us2000671z. Event ids that are associated: us2000671z.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie, Iwaki. Earthquake epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 112 km E of Iwaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1471° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km E of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-26 22:57:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-26 23:16:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 469 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 1.356 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000671z Id of event.
Event Code 2000671z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000671z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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