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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5494S, 141.278WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Namie in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003zhj. Unique identifier: us10003zhj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.13 km (33 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:33:03 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/15 / 2015-11-19 09:33:03 / November 19, 2015 @ 9:33 am. Exact location of event, depth 53.13 km, 141.278° East, 37.5494° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inawashiro, Tomiya, Yamoto.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 25 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.278° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5494° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ENE 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 2015-11-19 09:33:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-19 09:57:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 369 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 0.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10003zhj Id of event.
Event Code 10003zhj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003zhj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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