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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.8636S, 144.0587WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:28 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 18:36:28 / October 8, 2016 @ 6:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 144.0587° East, 42.8636° North, depth 114.87 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ctt. Id of event: us20007ctt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.87 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 28 km WSW of Kushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.0587° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8636° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km WSW of Kushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-08 18:36:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-08 20:43:34 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 312 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 1.079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20007ctt Id of event.
Event Code 20007ctt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007ctt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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