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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2656S, 141.547WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007czp. Event ids that are associated: us10007czp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.547 East, latitude 37.2656 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/11/16 / 2016-11-28 08:46:08 / November 28, 2016 @ 8:46 am. The temblor was picked up at 17:46:08 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Miharu, Kitaibaraki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2016-11-28 08:46:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-28 22:02:43 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 312 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 0.851 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us10007czp Id of event.
Event Code 10007czp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007czp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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