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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Kamaishi in Japan

Earthquake location 39.1271S, 142.4521WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. 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 48.24 km (30 miles). Event id: us6000dhgd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhgd. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:28 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4521 East, latitude 39.1271 North, depth = 48.24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 18:25:28 / February 13, 2021 @ 6:25 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Miyako, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 53 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.4521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1271° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-13 18:25:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 18:42:56 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 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 1.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us6000dhgd Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhgd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhgd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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