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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.3427S, 142.8217WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 09:42:02 / September 7, 2016 @ 9:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8217 East, latitude 42.3427 North, depth = 102.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mmx. Unique identifier: us10006mmx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.91 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:42:02 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 37 km E of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8217° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3427° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km E 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 2016-09-07 09:42:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-07 10:23:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 369 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 1.132 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10006mmx Id of event.
Event Code 10006mmx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mmx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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