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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7442S, 145.3195WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.75 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 19:51:41 / August 20, 2020 @ 7:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 145.3195° East, 42.7442° North, depth 39.75 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bhxe. Event ids that are associated: us6000bhxe. The temblor was detected at 19:51:41 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro, Nemuro (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km SSW of Nemuro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67 km 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 2020-08-20 19:51:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-20 21:36:03 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 326 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 1.76 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us6000bhxe Id of event.
Event Code 6000bhxe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bhxe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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