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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.6973S, 141.4977WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.81 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 141.4977° East, 36.6973° North, depth 31.81 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:33:49 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bj2h. Id of event: us7000bj2h. Global time and date of event 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 21:33:49 / September 6, 2020 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishikawa, Daigo, Mito-shi. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funaishikawa (c. 35 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km SE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4977° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67 km SE 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 2020-09-06 21:33:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 21:48:06 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 2.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us7000bj2h Id of event.
Event Code 7000bj2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bj2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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