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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 83 km E of Namie, Japan



Earthquake location 37.486S, 141.9489WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:34:09 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 40.02 km, 141.9489° East, 37.486° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.02 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 20:34:09 / October 24, 2017 @ 8:34 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000b04p. Event ids that are associated: us1000b04p.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Namie.

Every 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 five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 83 km E of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2017-10-24 20:34:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 18:15:50 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 298 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 0.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us1000b04p Id of event.
Event Code 1000b04p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000b04p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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