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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Kushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7281S, 144.1461WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.86 km (34 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 21:15:27 / May 30, 2018 @ 9:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.1461 East, latitude 42.7281 North, depth = 54.86 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:27 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000ef5n. Event ids that are associated: us1000ef5n.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).

Each 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 33 km SW of Kushiro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.1461° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7281° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SW of Kushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-30 21:15:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 22:45:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 298 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 1.022 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us1000ef5n Id of event.
Event Code 1000ef5n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ef5n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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