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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.717S, 141.5508WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 17:50:51 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 17:50:51 / July 8, 2020 @ 5:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.5508° East, 37.717° North, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us7000ak9g. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ak9g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Tomiya, Funehikimachi-funehiki (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 55 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5508° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.717° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55 km 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 2020-07-08 17:50:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-08 19:46:54 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 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 2.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us7000ak9g Id of event.
Event Code 7000ak9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ak9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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