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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7405S, 141.9569WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9569 East, latitude 42.7405 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:10:47 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 19:10:47 / September 5, 2018 @ 7:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000h8wb. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8wb.

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Otaru (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9569° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7405° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km ESE of Chitose, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-05 19:10:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 21:24:52 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 354 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 1.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000h8wb Id of event.
Event Code 2000h8wb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h8wb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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