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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.7166S, 141.7406WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dhg1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhg1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.51 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:32:58 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 16:32:58 / February 13, 2021 @ 4:32 pm. Exact location of event, depth 56.51 km, 141.7406° East, 37.7166° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Yamoto, Shiogama. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every 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 seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 70 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7166° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 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 2021-02-13 16:32:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 17:18:30 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 3.056 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us6000dhg1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhg1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhg1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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