Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6913S, 141.6772WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.17 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6772 East, latitude 37.6913 North, depth = 51.17 km. The temblor was reported at 01:07:11 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000diux. Unique identifier: us6000diux. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 01:07:11 / February 19, 2021 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwaki, Hobaramachi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Did you feel the quake?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km ENE of Namie, Japan.

Copyright © 2021 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6772° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 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 01:07:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-20 05:31:37 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 354 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 3.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us6000diux Id of event.
Event Code 6000diux An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000diux, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply