Earthquakes today

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

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.4295S, 142.4882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was detected at 15:18:33 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20002wrb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002wrb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.6 km (68 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.4882° East, latitude 42.4295° North, depth = 109.6 km. Global time and date of event 11/07/15 / 2015-07-11 06:18:33 / July 11, 2015 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitahiroshima, Shiraoi, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel it?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km NE of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.4882° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4295° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NE of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-11 06:18:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-02 05:47:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.646 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20002wrb Id of event.
Event Code 20002wrb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002wrb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply