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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.2318S, 141.195WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 09:57:31 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003cu7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003cu7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.32 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.195 East, latitude 37.2318 North, depth = 56.32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/19 / 2019-04-27 00:57:31 / April 27, 2019 @ 12:57 am.

Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daigo, Kakuda, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō (min 5000 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 32 km SSE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSE 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 2019-04-27 00:57:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-27 01:15:54 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 284 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 0.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us70003cu7 Id of event.
Event Code 70003cu7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003cu7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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