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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Obihiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.4314S, 143.1667WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/15 / 2015-11-15 17:11:42 / November 15, 2015 @ 5:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.49 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003yik. Event ids that are associated: us10003yik. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:11:42 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.1667 East, latitude 42.4314 North, depth = 104.49 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke, Obihiro. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km S of Obihiro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.1667° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km S 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 2015-11-15 17:11:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-15 18:34:59 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 354 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 0.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 us10003yik Id of event.
Event Code 10003yik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003yik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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