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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 59 km E of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.4944S, 141.6746WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Namie in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:22:06 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 03:22:06 / September 11, 2016 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 42.87 km, 141.6746° East, 37.4944° North. Unique identifier: us10006nrq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006nrq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.87 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kakuda, Watari, Marumori (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop).

Every 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 59 km E of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km E 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 2016-09-11 03:22:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 03:47:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 313 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 0.795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us10006nrq Id of event.
Event Code 10006nrq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nrq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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