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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3434S, 141.314WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:09:27 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16.67 km, 141.314° East, 37.3434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007c6n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007c6n. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.67 km (10 miles). Global time and date of event 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 00:09:27 / November 25, 2016 @ 12:09 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Iwanuma. Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.314° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2016-11-25 00:09:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 00:29:40 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 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 0.669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 us10007c6n Id of event.
Event Code 10007c6n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007c6n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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