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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.4505S, 140.8077WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.45 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:06:07 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 00:06:07 / January 11, 2017 @ 12:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8077° East, 37.4505° North, depth 93.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007vpl. Event ids that are associated: us10007vpl.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Kaminoyama, Sendai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six 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.

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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 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: 17 km WSW of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8077° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW 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 2017-01-11 00:06:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 02:27:00 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 0.418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us10007vpl Id of event.
Event Code 10007vpl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vpl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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