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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6761S, 142.0693WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chitose in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 49.6 km, 142.0693° East, 42.6761° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.6 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000h96y. Event ids that are associated: us2000h96y. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:26 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 07:53:26 / September 6, 2018 @ 7:53 am.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utashinai, Ashibetsu, Sunagawa (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 37 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0693° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2018-09-06 07:53:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-06 08:11:21 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 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 1.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us2000h96y Id of event.
Event Code 2000h96y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h96y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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