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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.1242S, 142.5131WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.45 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.5131 East, latitude 42.1242 North, depth = 65.45 km. 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: us1000bk3e. Id of event: us1000bk3e. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:48:01 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/17 / 2017-12-01 20:48:01 / December 1, 2017 @ 8:48 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obihiro, Chitose, Tomakomai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 26 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5131° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1242° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSE 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 2017-12-01 20:48:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-01 21:07:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 401 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 0.491 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 86 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 us1000bk3e Id of event.
Event Code 1000bk3e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bk3e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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