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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Tomakomai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7032S, 141.4258WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008s9i. Unique identifier: us20008s9i. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4258 East, latitude 42.7032 North, depth = 137.47 km. The temblor was reported at 20:27:51 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.47 km (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 11:27:51 / March 15, 2017 @ 11:27 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Iwanai, Bibai (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WNW of Tomakomai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4258° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7032° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WNW of Tomakomai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-15 11:27:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 11:57:25 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 259 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 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20008s9i Id of event.
Event Code 20008s9i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008s9i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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