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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Obihiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.1518S, 143.6289WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.36 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:15:05 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600055bv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055bv. Exact location, longitude 143.6289° East, latitude 42.1518° North, depth = 70.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 09:15:05 / August 15, 2019 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.6289° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1518° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km SSE of Obihiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-15 09:15:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-15 09:33:36 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 354 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 0.376 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us600055bv Id of event.
Event Code 600055bv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055bv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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