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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.2306S, 141.3578WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 06:18:16 / March 12, 2017 @ 6:18 am. The temblor was detected at 15:18:16 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.3578 East, latitude 37.2306 North, depth = 41.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088h2. Id of event: us100088h2.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marumori, Nihommatsu, Motomiya. Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 42 km SE of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3578° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2017-03-12 06:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 06:39:32 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 0.781 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us100088h2 Id of event.
Event Code 100088h2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088h2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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