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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near Rishiri Town in Japan

Earthquake location 44.49S, 141.0682WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:08:03 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 236.12 km, 141.0682° East, 44.49° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 17:08:03 / January 11, 2016 @ 5:08 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004djn. Unique identifier: us10004djn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 236.12 km (147 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Nayoro (c. 26 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Fukagawa (c. 26 200 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Makubetsu (c. 25 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukagawa, Makubetsu, Wakkanai.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 75 km S of Rishiri Town, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.49° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 236.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km S of Rishiri Town, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-11 17:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 17:30:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.66 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 573 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 1.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004djn Id of event.
Event Code 10004djn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004djn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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