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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4173S, 141.5831WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 141.5831° East, latitude 37.4173° North, depth = 6.7 km. Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 08:15:48 / December 8, 2016 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:15:48 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007z3w. Unique identifier: us20007z3w.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Kakuda, Watari.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km E of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5831° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km E 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 2016-12-08 08:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-08 08:35:57 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 0.774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007z3w Id of event.
Event Code 20007z3w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007z3w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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