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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tomakomai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6411S, 141.815WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.815° East, latitude 42.6411° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 14:03:59 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h94q. Unique identifier: us2000h94q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 05:03:59 / September 6, 2018 @ 5:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunagawa, Shimo-furano, Otaru (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.815° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km E of Tomakomai, 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 05:03:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-06 05:42:27 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 1.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000h94q Id of event.
Event Code 2000h94q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h94q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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