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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7449S, 142.0828WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Unique identifier: us2000hgje. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgje. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.0828 East, latitude 42.7449 North, depth = 41.48 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:32:32 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 21:32:32 / September 5, 2018 @ 9:32 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Takikawa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). 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 thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0828° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7449° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 21:32:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 05:26:13 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 312 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 1.079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000hgje Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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