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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Obihiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.2718S, 143.2251WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 143.2251 East, latitude 42.2718 North, depth = 58.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.28 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:08:30 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000iyzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iyzj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 19:08:30 / December 29, 2018 @ 7:08 pm.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km S of Obihiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2251° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km S of Obihiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-29 19:08:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-29 19:28:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.04 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 466 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 0.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us2000iyzj Id of event.
Event Code 2000iyzj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iyzj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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