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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1824S, 146.1412WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. Event id: us10007aes. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007aes. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:01:22 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.97 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 146.1412 East, latitude 43.1824 North, depth = 42.97 km. Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 06:01:22 / November 19, 2016 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro. The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).

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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 48 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1412° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1824° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km ESE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-19 06:01:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 06:21:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 2.492 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us10007aes Id of event.
Event Code 10007aes An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007aes, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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