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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Shibetsu in Japan

Earthquake location 43.6523S, 145.2452WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Shibetsu in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:36:22 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/19 / 2019-12-01 23:36:22 / December 1, 2019 @ 11:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006f36. Id of event: us70006f36. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.52 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.2452 East, latitude 43.6523 North, depth = 156.52 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bihoro, Abashiri, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 9 km E of Shibetsu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.2452° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.6523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 156.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Shibetsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-01 23:36:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-02 00:34:16 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 1.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us70006f36 Id of event.
Event Code 70006f36 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006f36, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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