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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6252S, 141.6579WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.6579° East, 37.6252° North, depth 59.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 14:36:42 / February 13, 2021 @ 2:36 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.83 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:36:42 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dhey. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhey.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Hobaramachi, Sendai-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 60 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 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 14:36:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 14:55:47 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 369 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 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us6000dhey Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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