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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4274S, 141.472WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.472 East, latitude 37.4274 North, depth = 39.1 km. Event id: us60009du4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009du4. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.1 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 10:31:02 / April 28, 2020 @ 10:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:31:02 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nihommatsu, Iwanuma, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hobaramachi (c. 24 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.472° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km E 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 2020-04-28 10:31:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-28 11:03:52 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 2.728 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us60009du4 Id of event.
Event Code 60009du4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009du4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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