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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4931S, 141.6287WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000abe5. Unique identifier: us2000abe5. Exact location, longitude 141.6287° East, latitude 37.4931° North, depth = 37.84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.84 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 17:18:53 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:18:53 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kakuda.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-08-24 17:18:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 20:20:46 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 0.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000abe5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000abe5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000abe5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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