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

Earthquake location 37.5258S, 141.707WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:32 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.71 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.707 East, latitude 37.5258 North, depth = 12.71 km. Global time and date of event 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 22:37:32 / November 1, 2016 @ 10:37 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073ks. Id of event: us100073ks.

The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwanuma, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 62 km E of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2016-11-01 22:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-01 22:56:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 370 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 0.804 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 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 us100073ks Id of event.
Event Code 100073ks An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073ks, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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