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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5026S, 141.4872WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 01:20:53 / January 13, 2017 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007t0e. Id of event: us10007t0e. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:20:53 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.4872 East, latitude 37.5026 North, depth = 13.76 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.76 km (9 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Shiroishi, Fukushima-shi.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4872° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2017-01-13 01:20:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-13 02:18:41 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 0.663 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10007t0e Id of event.
Event Code 10007t0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007t0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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