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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.122S, 146.4387WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 05:17:59 / October 17, 2015 @ 5:17 am. Unique identifier: us10003pav. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pav. Exact location of event, depth 51.35 km, 146.4387° East, 43.122° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:17:59 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 51.35 km (32 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4387° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km ESE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-17 05:17:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 05:36:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 340 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 2.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us10003pav Id of event.
Event Code 10003pav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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