Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4467S, 141.4738WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10007m60. Event ids that are associated: us10007m60. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 02:27:37 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.5 km, 141.4738° East, 37.4467° North. The temblor was picked up at 11:27:37 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitaibaraki, Shiroishi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-three 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

Did you feel anything?

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: 42 km E of Namie, Japan.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4467° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2016-12-23 02:27:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 03:18:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10007m60 Id of event.
Event Code 10007m60 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007m60, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply