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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 25 km E of Chitose, Japan

Earthquake location 42.8596S, 141.9594WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 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). The temblor was reported at 11:22:05 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9594° East, 42.8596° North, depth 47.28 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 02:22:05 / October 1, 2018 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.28 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h4uw. Id of event: us1000h4uw.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muroran, Date, Fukagawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km E of Chitose, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9594° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8596° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E 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 2018-10-01 02:22:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-01 02:41:29 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 354 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 1.224 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us1000h4uw Id of event.
Event Code 1000h4uw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h4uw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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