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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3428S, 141.4232WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.4232° East, 37.3428° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007e20. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007e20. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:58 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 02:32:58 / November 23, 2016 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Hobaramachi, Sukagawa (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 40 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4232° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3428° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2016-11-23 02:32:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-08 00:57:46 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 298 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10007e20 Id of event.
Event Code 10007e20 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e20, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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