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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Shibetsu in Japan

Earthquake location 43.5562S, 144.6198WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Shibetsu in Japan. The temblor was detected at 05:50:45 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000bitz. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bitz. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 05:50:45 / September 6, 2020 @ 5:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.26 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.6198 East, latitude 43.5562 North, depth = 146.26 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nemuro, Kushiro, Kitami (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 42 km WSW of Shibetsu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.6198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.5562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km WSW of Shibetsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 05:50:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 06:17:05 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 1.57 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us7000bitz Id of event.
Event Code 7000bitz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bitz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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