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

Earthquake location 37.3713S, 141.4066WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.14 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4066 East, latitude 37.3713 North, depth = 51.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 23:53:53 / February 19, 2021 @ 11:53 pm. Event id: us6000dks7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dks7. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:53 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōkawara, Takahagi, Iwanuma. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ESE 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 141.4066° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3713° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km ESE 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 23:53:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-26 05:13:21 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 1.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us6000dks7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dks7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dks7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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