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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.8192S, 142.3703WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.3703° East, latitude 40.8192° North, depth = 47.86 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 20:04:03 / January 18, 2019 @ 8:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.86 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j61y. Unique identifier: us2000j61y. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:04:03 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 81 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3703° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-18 20:04:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-18 20:18:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 416 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 0.991 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000j61y Id of event.
Event Code 2000j61y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j61y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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