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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.507S, 142.1602WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:48:12 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9rz. Unique identifier: us2000h9rz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 19:48:12 / September 6, 2018 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.1602 East, latitude 42.507 North, depth = 35 km.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōbetsu, Bibai, Sapporo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km NW of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1602° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NW of Shizunai, 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 19:48:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-06 20:58:21 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 1.641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000h9rz Id of event.
Event Code 2000h9rz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h9rz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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