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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2272S, 141.419WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.12 km (15 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:39:54 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b9q. Id of event: us10007b9q. Exact location of earthquake, 141.419° East, 37.2272° North, depth 24.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 23:39:54 / November 21, 2016 @ 11:39 pm.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Fukushima-shi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 23:39:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-22 00:02:40 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 369 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 0.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10007b9q Id of event.
Event Code 10007b9q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b9q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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