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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.781S, 141.7901WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7901 East, latitude 37.781 North, depth = 38.47 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:02:24 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 03:02:24 / July 15, 2017 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009wi1. Unique identifier: us20009wi1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.47 km (24 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sendai, Rifu, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 77 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7901° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.781° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km ENE 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 2017-07-15 03:02:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-15 03:24:17 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 312 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 0.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20009wi1 Id of event.
Event Code 20009wi1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wi1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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