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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Rishiri Town in Japan

Earthquake location 44.6117S, 141.6165WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 252.7 km (157 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10007e4r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e4r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6165 East, latitude 44.6117 North, depth = 252.7 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 21:06:50 / December 1, 2016 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:06:50 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakkanai, Makubetsu, Rumoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nayoro (c. 26 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Makubetsu (c. 25 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km SSE of Rishiri Town, 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 141.6165° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.6117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 252.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SSE of Rishiri Town, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-01 21:06:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-01 22:01:36 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 0.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us10007e4r Id of event.
Event Code 10007e4r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e4r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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