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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3699S, 141.5531WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:50:16 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.88 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 12:50:16 / November 27, 2016 @ 12:50 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5531 East, latitude 37.3699 North, depth = 9.88 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007crb. Unique identifier: us10007crb.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Watari, Kakuda (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 50 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5531° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 2016-11-27 12:50:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 13:53:24 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10007crb Id of event.
Event Code 10007crb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007crb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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