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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Obihiro in Japan

Earthquake location 42.493S, 143.4788WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location, longitude 143.4788° East, latitude 42.493° North, depth = 65.79 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bhtz. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhtz. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:08 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:37:08 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.79 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Kushiro, Otofuke.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 52 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.4788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.493° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km 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 2020-09-01 04:37:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-21 00:01:08 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 354 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 0.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us7000bhtz Id of event.
Event Code 7000bhtz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bhtz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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