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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 91 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan

Earthquake location 42.1701S, 143.6611WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 143.6611° East, latitude 42.1701° North, depth = 62.84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.84 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gli. Id of event: us70009gli. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:10 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 01:32:10 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:32 am.

The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 91 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.6611° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1701° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.84 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 2020-05-09 01:32:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 01:42:08 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 312 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 2.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us70009gli Id of event.
Event Code 70009gli An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009gli, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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