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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.4198S, 145.558WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. Exact location, longitude 145.558° East, latitude 43.4198° North, depth = 84.91 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/20 / 2020-11-09 03:50:51 / November 9, 2020 @ 3:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ce91. Event ids that are associated: us7000ce91. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.91 km (53 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:50:51 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Shibetsu, Nemuro. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km N of Nemuro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.4198° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km N 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 2020-11-09 03:50:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 22:18:57 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 271 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 2.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us7000ce91 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ce91 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ce91, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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