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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 59 km NE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.7975S, 141.5515WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.5515° East, 37.7975° North, depth 58.8 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:02:43 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.8 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 06:02:43 / February 18, 2021 @ 6:02 am. Unique identifier: us6000dil7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dil7.

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5515° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7975° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km NE 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 2021-02-18 06:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-18 06:31:16 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 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 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 us6000dil7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dil7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dil7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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