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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 78 km E of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.3914S, 141.8797WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 08:34:47 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddlg. Id of event: us6000ddlg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.68 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8797 East, latitude 37.3914 North, depth = 44.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 08:34:47 / February 1, 2021 @ 8:34 am.

Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 78 km E of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8797° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3914° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78 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 2021-02-01 08:34:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-01 10:17:22 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 326 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 1.783 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 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 us6000ddlg Id of event.
Event Code 6000ddlg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ddlg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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