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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1742S, 141.5423WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 07:57:26 / November 25, 2016 @ 7:57 am. Event id: us10007ec5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ec5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.5423 East, latitude 37.1742 North, depth = 23.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.21 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:57:26 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Takahagi, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close 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 nineteen, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1742° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SE 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 2016-11-25 07:57:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 09:36:47 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 284 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 0.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10007ec5 Id of event.
Event Code 10007ec5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ec5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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