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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Shizunai in Japan



Earthquake location 42.2893S, 142.2479WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:08 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 42.53 km, 142.2479° East, 42.2893° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006few. Id of event: us10006few. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 13:23:08 / August 20, 2016 @ 1:23 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 42.53 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitahiroshima, Shiraoi, Chitose. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km WSW 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 142.2479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW 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 2016-08-20 13:23:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-10 16:51:03 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 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 0.729 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10006few Id of event.
Event Code 10006few An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006few, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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