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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.3252S, 142.8033WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 20:05:28 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 11:05:28 / March 14, 2020 @ 11:05 am. Event id: us60008hpu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hpu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8033 East, latitude 42.3252 North, depth = 74.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.69 km (46 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 35 km E of Shizunai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8033° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2020-03-14 11:05:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 07:54:18 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 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 1.127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us60008hpu Id of event.
Event Code 60008hpu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008hpu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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