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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3847S, 141.3519WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.3519° East, latitude 37.3847° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:23:17 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007b9j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007b9j. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 23:23:17 / November 21, 2016 @ 11:23 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Takahagi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 33 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km ESE 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 2016-11-21 23:23:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 23:48:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 326 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 0.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us10007b9j Id of event.
Event Code 10007b9j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b9j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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