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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 30 km ESE of Muroran, Japan

Earthquake location 42.254S, 141.3449WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Muroran in Japan on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:13 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/18 / 2018-11-08 02:15:13 / November 8, 2018 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.3449° East, latitude 42.254° North, depth = 104.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.22 km (65 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hp4u. Id of event: us1000hp4u.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sapporo, Shizunai-furukawachō, Kitahiroshima. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ESE of Muroran, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3449° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.254° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ESE 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 2018-11-08 02:15:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-08 02:43:18 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 1.369 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us1000hp4u Id of event.
Event Code 1000hp4u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hp4u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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