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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 48 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan



Earthquake location 42.1612S, 142.9063WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 60.22 km, 142.9063° East, 42.1612° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jl3. Id of event: us20005jl3. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 20:32:45 / April 18, 2016 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. 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 60.22 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:32:45 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan. This information 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 142.9063° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1612° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km ESE 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 2016-04-18 20:32:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 20:53:13 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 0.237 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us20005jl3 Id of event.
Event Code 20005jl3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jl3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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