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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 32 km ESE of Tomakomai, Japan

Earthquake location 42.5672S, 141.9882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 23:42:30 / September 5, 2018 @ 11:42 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:42:30 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9882 East, latitude 42.5672 North, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000hgjp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgjp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Date, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). Close 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 thirty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km ESE of Tomakomai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9882° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5672° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE 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 2018-09-05 23:42:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 23:48:22 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 1.028 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000hgjp Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgjp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgjp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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