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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 32 km SSW of Shibetsu, Japan

Earthquake location 43.3942S, 144.9483WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Shibetsu in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.48 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/18 / 2018-11-14 09:09:48 / November 14, 2018 @ 9:09 am. The temblor was reported at 18:09:48 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.9483° East, latitude 43.3942° North, depth = 121.48 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hv2f. Unique identifier: us1000hv2f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abashiri, Bihoro, Kushiro (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 32 km SSW of Shibetsu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.9483° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.3942° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSW of Shibetsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-14 09:09:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-13 08:53:38 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 284 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 1.854 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us1000hv2f Id of event.
Event Code 1000hv2f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hv2f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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