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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.6901S, 141.9887WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9887 East, latitude 42.6901 North, depth = 123.84 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3l5. Unique identifier: us7000d3l5. The temblor was detected at 05:06:53 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 05:06:53 / January 27, 2021 @ 5:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.84 km (77 miles).

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Otaru. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9887° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km ESE of Chitose, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-27 05:06:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-27 05:20:24 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 416 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 1.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d3l5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3l5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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