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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5365S, 141.558WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 00:49:16 / November 22, 2016 @ 12:49 am. Event id: us10007dsk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007dsk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:49:16 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.558° East, 37.5365° North, depth 34.76 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.76 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hobaramachi (c. 24 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōkawara (c. 23 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Hobaramachi, Ōkawara.

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 49 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2016-11-22 00:49:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-13 06:20:07 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 0.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us10007dsk Id of event.
Event Code 10007dsk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007dsk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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