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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6619S, 141.7186WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dj64. Id of event: us6000dj64. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.34 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:01:06 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.7186° East, latitude 37.6619° North, depth = 60.34 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 19:01:06 / February 19, 2021 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkawara, Yamoto, Shiogama. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōkawara (c. 23 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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.

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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: 66 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7186° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6619° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 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 2021-02-19 19:01:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-19 20:17:33 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 3.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 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 us6000dj64 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dj64 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dj64, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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