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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, Kuril Islands

Earthquake location 43.3593S, 146.2104WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported Kuril Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Kuril Islands on Wednesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:26:49 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.74 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000h8hq. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8hq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 01:26:49 / September 5, 2018 @ 1:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude 146.2104 East, latitude 43.3593 North, depth = 55.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro (min 5000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2104° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.3593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kuril Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-05 01:26:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 02:03:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 2.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000h8hq Id of event.
Event Code 2000h8hq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h8hq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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