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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.2662S, 143.1698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10006jl4. Event ids that are associated: us10006jl4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.44 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1698 East, latitude 42.2662 North, depth = 63.44 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:34:45 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 00:34:45 / August 29, 2016 @ 12:34 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 66 km E of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.1698° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2662° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2016-08-29 00:34:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-13 03:49:12 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 271 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 0.251 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10006jl4 Id of event.
Event Code 10006jl4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jl4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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