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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.013S, 142.7627WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 04:40:51 / February 19, 2018 @ 4:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.98 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7627 East, latitude 42.013 North, depth = 75.98 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:40:51 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d4ji. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4ji.

The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 48 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7627° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SE 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 2018-02-19 04:40:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-19 05:10:02 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 271 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 0.294 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 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 us2000d4ji Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4ji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4ji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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