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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Kitahiroshima in Japan

Earthquake location 42.9984S, 141.5411WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kitahiroshima in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000a6x6. Event ids that are associated: us6000a6x6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5411° East, 42.9984° North, depth 144.9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144.9 km (90 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/06/20 / 2020-06-05 22:44:42 / June 5, 2020 @ 10:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:44:42 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukagawa, Muroran, Iwanai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NW of Kitahiroshima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5411° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km NW of Kitahiroshima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-05 22:44:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-05 22:59:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 1.356 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us6000a6x6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a6x6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a6x6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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