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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 15 km NE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.583S, 141.1304WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Namie in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us1000bmd4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bmd4. The temblor was picked up at 14:06:47 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.52 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 05:06:47 / November 27, 2017 @ 5:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.1304 East, latitude 37.583 North, depth = 31.52 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Takahata, Yamoto. Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1304° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE 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 2017-11-27 05:06:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-14 11:28:50 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us1000bmd4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000bmd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bmd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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