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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 41.9587S, 142.3516WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:18:56 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.24 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 19:18:56 / February 13, 2017 @ 7:18 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.3516° East, latitude 41.9587° North, depth = 64.24 km. Event id: us20008jjr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jjr.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 41 km S of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2017-02-13 19:18:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-13 23:23:27 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 0.603 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us20008jjr Id of event.
Event Code 20008jjr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jjr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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