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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 0 km W of Muroran, Japan

Earthquake location 42.3161S, 140.9781WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Muroran in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 124.67 km (77 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 17:59:26 / October 30, 2018 @ 5:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:59:26 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hj7k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hj7k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.9781° East, latitude 42.3161° North, depth = 124.67 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sapporo, Kitahiroshima, Iwanai. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 1 km (1 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 0 km W of Muroran, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9781° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3161° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km W of Muroran, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-30 17:59:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-30 18:47:32 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 1.526 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us1000hj7k Id of event.
Event Code 1000hj7k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hj7k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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