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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.274S, 141.1648WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:09:36 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.04 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 17.04 km, 141.1648° East, 37.274° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/19 / 2019-06-04 21:09:36 / June 4, 2019 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70003viq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003viq.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Ōkawara, Shiroishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SSE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1648° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2019-06-04 21:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-04 21:30:41 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 312 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 0.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us70003viq Id of event.
Event Code 70003viq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003viq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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