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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Obihiro in Japan



Earthquake location 42.7669S, 143.0765WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0765 East, latitude 42.7669 North, depth = 105.03 km. Global time and date of event 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 04:26:35 / October 24, 2015 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r5b. Id of event: us10003r5b. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:35 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). 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 105.03 km (65 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke. The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSW of Obihiro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0765° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSW of Obihiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-24 04:26:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 04:48:22 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 0.753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us10003r5b Id of event.
Event Code 10003r5b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r5b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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