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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Shikotan in Russia

Earthquake location 43.0994S, 146.5125WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Shikotan in Russia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 23:34:57 / January 15, 2019 @ 11:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.14 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:34:57 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000jb8w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jb8w. Exact location of event, depth 42.14 km, 146.5125° East, 43.0994° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nemuro (min 5000 pop).

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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 79 km SSW of Shikotan, Russia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.5125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.0994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SSW of Shikotan, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-15 23:34:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-05 00:44:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 271 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 2.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us2000jb8w Id of event.
Event Code 2000jb8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jb8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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