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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 100 km S of Shizunai, Japan

Earthquake location 41.4276S, 142.4225WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km S of Shizunai, Japan (62 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 18:34:26 / October 14, 2016 @ 6:34 pm. Exact location of event, depth 62.43 km, 142.4225° East, 41.4276° North. The temblor was reported at 03:34:26 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fll. Id of event: us20007fll. 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 62.43 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 100 km S of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.4225° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km S 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 2016-10-14 18:34:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 18:53:01 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 326 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 1.207 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20007fll Id of event.
Event Code 20007fll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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