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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.2968S, 141.3887WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j3ik. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3ik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3887 East, latitude 37.2968 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 12:14:45 / January 13, 2019 @ 12:14 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:14:45 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Fukushima-shi, Watari. Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3887° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2968° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-01-13 12:14:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-13 12:33:12 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 354 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 0.743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000j3ik Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3ik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3ik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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