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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Yoichi in Japan

Earthquake location 43.556S, 140.7381WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Yoichi in Japan on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20007z4u. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z4u. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7381 East, latitude 43.556 North, depth = 12.13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 10:58:54 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:58:54 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishikari (c. 57 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Takikawa (c. 45 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunagawa, Bibai, Takikawa.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km N of Yoichi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km N of Yoichi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-08 10:58:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-08 21:59:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 1.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 us20007z4u Id of event.
Event Code 20007z4u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007z4u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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