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Light earthquake 4 mag, 14 km NW of Nayoro, Japan

Earthquake location 44.4482S, 142.3363WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Nayoro in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 231.45 km (144 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/17 / 2017-12-14 19:25:43 / December 14, 2017 @ 7:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:25:43 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000c4jp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c4jp. Exact location, longitude 142.3363° East, latitude 44.4482° North, depth = 231.45 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukagawa, Mombetsu, Rumoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Mombetsu (c. 26 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Nayoro (c. 26 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fukagawa (c. 26 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kamikawa (c. 5 300 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 14 km NW of Nayoro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3363° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.4482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 231.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Nayoro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-14 19:25:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-14 23:05:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 246 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 0.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000c4jp Id of event.
Event Code 2000c4jp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c4jp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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