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Strong earthquake 6.7 mag, 31 km ESE of Chitose, Japan

Earthquake location 42.7S, 142WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 142 East, latitude 42.7 North, depth = 39 km. Unique identifier: at00pelgzo. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18248000, at00pelgzo. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chitose in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:07:00 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:07:00 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:07 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanai, Asahikawa, Yoichi (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 18:07:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 18:27:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7 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 1 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 696 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.57512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255.599979552 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pelgzo Id of event.
Event Code 00pelgzo An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18248000,at00pelgzo, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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