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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3555S, 141.3438WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan on Sunday. Event id: us10007cqd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cqd. Exact location, longitude 141.3438° East, latitude 37.3555° North, depth = 17 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:17:55 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 10:17:55 / November 27, 2016 @ 10:17 am.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km ESE 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 141.3438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3555° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 10:17:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-11 08:40:28 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 0.675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us10007cqd Id of event.
Event Code 10007cqd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cqd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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