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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.8017S, 141.4846WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:59 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.25 km (35 miles). Event id: us10004998. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004998. Exact location of event, depth 56.25 km, 141.4846° East, 37.8017° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 15:43:59 / December 21, 2015 @ 3:43 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Fukushima-shi, Funehikimachi-funehiki (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 55 km NE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4846° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NE 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 2015-12-21 15:43:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 21:39:48 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 284 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 0.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10004998 Id of event.
Event Code 10004998 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004998, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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