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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.8476S, 141.5579WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. Global time and date of event 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 16:55:02 / June 15, 2020 @ 4:55 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000acb1. Unique identifier: us6000acb1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.03 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5579 East, latitude 37.8476 North, depth = 88.03 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:55:02 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukushima-shi, Furukawa, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 63 km NE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km NE 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 2020-06-15 16:55:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-15 17:26:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.962 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us6000acb1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000acb1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000acb1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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