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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.3324S, 143.0012WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:13:47 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 143.0012 East, latitude 42.3324 North, depth = 56.97 km. Global time and date of event 30/07/19 / 2019-07-30 04:13:47 / July 30, 2019 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60004x9a. Event ids that are associated: us60004x9a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.97 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km E of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km E 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 2019-07-30 04:13:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-30 05:12:44 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 0.337 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 107 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 us60004x9a Id of event.
Event Code 60004x9a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004x9a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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