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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 47 km SSE of Kitami, Japan

Earthquake location 43.3875S, 144.0384WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kitami in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 42.55 km, 144.0384° East, 43.3875° North. Id of earthquake: us20003lvh. Event ids that are associated: us20003lvh. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:03 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.55 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 14:01:03 / September 19, 2015 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Obihiro, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 47 km SSE of Kitami, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.0384° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.3875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SSE of Kitami, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-19 14:01:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-19 19:29:48 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 298 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 1.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20003lvh Id of event.
Event Code 20003lvh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003lvh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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