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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.308S, 141.3588WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hdf. Id of event: us20008hdf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 14.91 km, 141.3588° East, 37.308° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 14:15:32 / February 3, 2017 @ 2:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.91 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:32 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitachi, Shiroishi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.308° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km ESE 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 2017-02-03 14:15:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 14:32:42 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 2.2 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 355 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20008hdf Id of event.
Event Code 20008hdf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hdf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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