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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.143S, 145.9784WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.9784° East, latitude 43.143° North, depth = 77.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.94 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:09:34 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000aa2v. Event ids that are associated: us6000aa2v. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/06/20 / 2020-06-11 17:09:34 / June 11, 2020 @ 5:09 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km ESE of Nemuro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.9784° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.143° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km 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 2020-06-11 17:09:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-11 18:03:35 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 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 2.644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us6000aa2v Id of event.
Event Code 6000aa2v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000aa2v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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