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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3901S, 141.3787WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:19:57 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 05:19:57 / February 27, 2017 @ 5:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.3787 East, latitude 37.3901 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us20008mm2. Event ids that are associated: us20008mm2.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Shiroishi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 35 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3787° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2017-02-27 05:19:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 10:53:11 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 326 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 0.668 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 125 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 us20008mm2 Id of event.
Event Code 20008mm2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mm2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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