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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42S, 142.8WA earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.8° East, latitude 42° North, depth = 47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:25:00 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:25:00 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt16014050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16014050.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Chitose, Tomakomai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 131 km (81 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 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 03:25:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 03:38:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 695 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 0 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111.599991072 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt16014050 Id of event.
Event Code 16014050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16014050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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