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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Date in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6403S, 140.9807WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Date in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 17:29:42 / February 6, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:29:42 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 145.47 km (90 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9807 East, latitude 42.6403 North, depth = 145.47 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yd8. Id of event: us20004yd8.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwamizawa, Nanae, Tōbetsu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km NNE of Date, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9807° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NNE of Date, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-06 17:29:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 16:27:41 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 284 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 0.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us20004yd8 Id of event.
Event Code 20004yd8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yd8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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