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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7077S, 141.9323WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:07:58 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000h8ty. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8ty, pt18248000, at00pelgzo. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chitose in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.9323° East, latitude 42.7077° North, depth = 31 km. Global time and date of event 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:07:58 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:07 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Asahikawa, Iwanai, Fukagawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7077° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 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 18:07:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 18:39:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.86 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 671 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,pt,at, 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 1.49 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000h8ty Id of event.
Event Code 2000h8ty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h8ty,pt18248000,at00pelgzo, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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