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Strong earthquake 6.7 mag, 51 km SE of Shizunai, Japan



Earthquake location 41.9519S, 142.7205WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Global time and date of event 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:25:34 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Shizunai in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:25:34 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004ebx. Event ids that are associated: us10004ebx, pt16014050, at00o0xauk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.39 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7205 East, latitude 41.9519 North, depth = 51.39 km.

Event epicenter was 119 km (74 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 131 km (81 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Chitose, Otofuke (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 51 km SE of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7205° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SE 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 2016-01-14 03:25:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 03:50:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.6 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 693 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,pt,at, 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 0.329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004ebx Id of event.
Event Code 10004ebx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ebx,pt16014050,at00o0xauk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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