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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.1857S, 141.5343WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 22:17:16 / November 21, 2016 @ 10:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5343 East, latitude 37.1857 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10007b96. Event ids that are associated: us10007b96. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:17:16 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Takahagi, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kitaibaraki. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SE 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 22:17:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 22:58:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 298 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 0.903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us10007b96 Id of event.
Event Code 10007b96 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b96, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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