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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.2413S, 142.0933WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004xa6. Id of event: us60004xa6. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:52:51 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/07/19 / 2019-07-30 06:52:51 / July 30, 2019 @ 6:52 am 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 142.0933 East, latitude 42.2413 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitahiroshima, Muroran, Chitose.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km WSW of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2413° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WSW 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 06:52:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-30 13:45:37 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 298 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 0.823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us60004xa6 Id of event.
Event Code 60004xa6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004xa6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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