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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 5 km SSW of Tomakomai, Japan

Earthquake location 42.5848S, 141.5885WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:05:57 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/19 / 2019-04-19 07:05:57 / April 19, 2019 @ 7:05 am. Unique identifier: us70003933. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003933. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 129.69 km, 141.5885° East, 42.5848° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.69 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanai, Yoichi, Bibai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Tomakomai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5885° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Tomakomai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-19 07:05:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-19 07:21:35 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 326 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 1.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us70003933 Id of event.
Event Code 70003933 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003933, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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