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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 46 km ENE of Shizunai, Japan

Earthquake location 42.4211S, 142.9181WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 02:24:46 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/04/19 / 2019-04-27 17:24:46 / April 27, 2019 @ 5:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.9181 East, latitude 42.4211 North, depth = 121.47 km. Event id: us70003d16. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003d16. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.47 km (75 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). 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 Tomakomai, Otofuke, Obihiro.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.9181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ENE of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-27 17:24:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-27 17:40:33 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 3.4 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 449 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 0.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003d16 Id of event.
Event Code 70003d16 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003d16, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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