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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7145S, 141.9079WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9079 East, latitude 42.7145 North, depth = 15.8 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:51:29 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfi7. Id of event: us2000hfi7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.8 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 17:51:29 / September 16, 2018 @ 5:51 pm.

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akabira, Takikawa, Ashibetsu (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 23 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9079° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2018-09-16 17:51:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-16 18:19:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 356 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 1.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000hfi7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hfi7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hfi7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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