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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5335S, 141.7454WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 04:49:35 / July 17, 2020 @ 4:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.38 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:49:35 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.7454° East, latitude 37.5335° North, depth = 50.38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aq5d. Id of event: us7000aq5d.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Marumori, Iwaki (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 66 km E of Namie, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7454° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km 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 2020-07-17 04:49:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 05:04:28 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 2.997 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us7000aq5d Id of event.
Event Code 7000aq5d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aq5d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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