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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5482S, 141.1264WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:37 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cnql. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cnql. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1264 East, latitude 37.5482 North, depth = 58.91 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 13:55:37 / January 24, 2018 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.91 km (37 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Kitaibaraki, Inawashiro. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1264° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ENE 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 2018-01-24 13:55:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-24 14:27:43 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 0.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000cnql Id of event.
Event Code 2000cnql An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cnql, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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