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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.797S, 141.703WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.703° East, 37.797° North, depth 52.01 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.01 km (32 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 16:14:41 / February 13, 2021 @ 4:14 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhfs. Id of event: us6000dhfs. The temblor was detected at 16:14:41 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Ōkawara, Sendai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 71 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.703° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.797° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 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 16:14:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 17:09:08 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 284 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 3.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 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 us6000dhfs Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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