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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1282S, 145.479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 14:59:43 / May 4, 2020 @ 2:59 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009elx. Id of event: us70009elx. The temblor was reported at 23:59:43 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.479 East, latitude 43.1282 North, depth = 70.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.73 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro, Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km SSW of Nemuro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1282° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSW 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 2020-05-04 14:59:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 14:27:35 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 2.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us70009elx Id of event.
Event Code 70009elx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009elx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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