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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Shizunai in Japan



Earthquake location 42.3131S, 142.9835WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mn2. Id of event: us20008mn2. Global time and date of event 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 09:10:38 / February 27, 2017 @ 9:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.39 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:10:38 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.9835° East, latitude 42.3131° North, depth = 52.39 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 50 km E of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.9835° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km E 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 2017-02-27 09:10:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 10:01:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 370 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 0.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20008mn2 Id of event.
Event Code 20008mn2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mn2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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