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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 39 km ESE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.3647S, 141.4239WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 04:20:53 / November 5, 2017 @ 4:20 am. Exact location of event, depth 37.99 km, 141.4239° East, 37.3647° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.99 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: us2000birt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000birt. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:20:53 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Sukagawa, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five 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 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: 39 km ESE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4239° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3647° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km 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 2017-11-05 04:20:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-24 23:04:39 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 0.712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000birt Id of event.
Event Code 2000birt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000birt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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