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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Shizunai-furukawachō in Japan

Earthquake location 42.3492S, 142.6016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō in Japan on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000d2m3. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2m3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.6016° East, 42.3492° North, depth 104.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.66 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:39:18 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 05:39:18 / January 23, 2021 @ 5:39 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chitose, Tomakomai, Otofuke. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km E of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6016° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km E of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-23 05:39:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-23 05:58:09 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 369 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 0.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us7000d2m3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2m3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2m3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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