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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.8207S, 141.9875WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 23:45:53 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100095qp. Unique identifier: us100095qp. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9875 East, latitude 42.8207 North, depth = 34.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 14:45:53 / July 1, 2017 @ 2:45 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.88 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yoichi, Otofuke, Date (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km E of Chitose, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E of Chitose, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-01 14:45:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-01 15:04:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 419 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 1.182 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us100095qp Id of event.
Event Code 100095qp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100095qp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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