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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Obihiro in Japan



Earthquake location 42.4337S, 143.3393WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:23:54 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a3ns. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3ns. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.53 km (62 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 12:23:54 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.3393 East, latitude 42.4337 North, depth = 99.53 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke, Obihiro.

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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.3393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE of Obihiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 12:23:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 12:46:13 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 312 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 0.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us2000a3ns Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3ns An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3ns, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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