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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.4264S, 141.1286WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.25 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:25:02 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 09:25:02 / September 17, 2017 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1286° East, 37.4264° North, depth 52.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000apgy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000apgy.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Hitachi, Daigo. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE 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 2017-09-17 09:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-17 12:02:16 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 369 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 0.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us2000apgy Id of event.
Event Code 2000apgy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apgy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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