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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2633S, 141.2345WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 02:35:17 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007ugr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ugr. Exact location, longitude 141.2345° East, latitude 37.2633° North, depth = 37.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.42 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 17:35:17 / January 4, 2017 @ 5:35 pm.

Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Hitachi, Kakuda. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 32 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2345° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2633° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2017-01-04 17:35:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 00:13:09 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 0.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10007ugr Id of event.
Event Code 10007ugr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ugr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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