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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.0791S, 146.3052WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 21:28:32 / December 3, 2019 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60006q9h. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006q9h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:28:32 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 64.31 km (40 miles). Exact location, longitude 146.3052° East, latitude 43.0791° North, depth = 64.31 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 65 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.3052° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.0791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km ESE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-03 21:28:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-20 03:00:52 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 271 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 2.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 us60006q9h Id of event.
Event Code 60006q9h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006q9h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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