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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Rishiri Town in Japan

Earthquake location 44.6859S, 141.2005WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan. Event id: us20006fjk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fjk. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2005 East, latitude 44.6859 North, depth = 251.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 16:18:19 / July 18, 2016 @ 4:18 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:18:19 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 251.5 km (156 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakkanai (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km S of Rishiri Town, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2005° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.6859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 251.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km S of Rishiri Town, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-18 16:18:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 17:27:48 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 246 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 1.851 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us20006fjk Id of event.
Event Code 20006fjk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fjk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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