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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2514S, 141.5816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:46:58 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.9 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 14:46:58 / November 23, 2016 @ 2:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.5816° East, latitude 37.2514° North, depth = 35.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007e2h. Id of event: us10007e2h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kitaibaraki, Iwaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2514° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 14:46:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 09:33:26 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 0.881 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10007e2h Id of event.
Event Code 10007e2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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