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

Earthquake location 37.6609S, 141.9357WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Namie in Japan. Global time and date of event 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 12:24:45 / December 28, 2019 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006rw1. Unique identifier: us70006rw1. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.41 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:24:45 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.9357 East, latitude 37.6609 North, depth = 47.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9357° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6609° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 2019-12-28 12:24:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-28 13:21:47 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 2.936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us70006rw1 Id of event.
Event Code 70006rw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006rw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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