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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.7803S, 141.6467WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 14:36:06 / March 8, 2021 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.6467° East, 37.7803° North, depth 59.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.19 km (37 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:06 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000dh3t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dh3t.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hobaramachi, Wakuya, Tomiya. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).

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

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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: 65 km ENE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6467° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 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 2021-03-08 14:36:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-08 15:18:27 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 326 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 3.011 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 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 us7000dh3t Id of event.
Event Code 7000dh3t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dh3t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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