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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Shimo-furano in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1398S, 142.6442WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Shimo-furano in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 183.15 km (114 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 183.15 km, 142.6442° East, 43.1398° North. The temblor was reported at 01:43:54 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 16:43:54 / July 12, 2016 @ 4:43 pm. Unique identifier: us100062yr. Ids that are associated to the event: us100062yr.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Tōbetsu, Kitahiroshima.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km SE of Shimo-furano, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6442° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 183.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SE of Shimo-furano, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-12 16:43:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-12 19:25:28 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 0.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us100062yr Id of event.
Event Code 100062yr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100062yr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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