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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2909S, 141.3529WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:04:44 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3529 East, latitude 37.2909 North, depth = 24.05 km. Unique identifier: us1000873g. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000873g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 10:04:44 / March 5, 2017 @ 10:04 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.05 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 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), 86 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Fukushima-shi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-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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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: 37 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3529° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2017-03-05 10:04:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-07 02:00:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us1000873g Id of event.
Event Code 1000873g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000873g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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