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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3168S, 141.4644WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 11.88 km, 141.4644° East, 37.3168° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.88 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:20:01 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 00:20:01 / November 25, 2016 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007c6s. Unique identifier: us10007c6s.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hobaramachi, Motomiya, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 45 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 00:20:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 00:39:46 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 340 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 0.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10007c6s Id of event.
Event Code 10007c6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007c6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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