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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Chitose in Japan

Earthquake location 42.7504S, 142.1164WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:32:51 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:32:51 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1164° East, 42.7504° North, depth 35 km. Event id: us2000hgjc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgjc.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Takikawa, Obihiro. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 38 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1164° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7504° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2018-09-05 18:32:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-01 14:37:51 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 326 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 1.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000hgjc Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgjc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgjc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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