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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Namie in Japan



Earthquake location 37.4649S, 141.4054WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:11:29 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.4054° East, latitude 37.4649° North, depth = 44.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.08 km (27 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avsq. Id of event: us2000avsq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 07:11:29 / September 28, 2017 @ 7:11 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Shiogama, Sendai (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 35 km E of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4054° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2017-09-28 07:11:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-28 07:29:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 355 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 0.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000avsq Id of event.
Event Code 2000avsq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000avsq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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