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



Earthquake location 37.4727S, 141.5877WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009855. Id of event: us10009855. Exact location of event, depth 41.62 km, 141.5877° East, 37.4727° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 11:48:53 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:48 am. The temblor was detected at 20:48:53 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.62 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō (c. 20 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 51 km E of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4727° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km E 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 2017-07-08 11:48:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 12:09:00 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 0.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us10009855 Id of event.
Event Code 10009855 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009855, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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