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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 53 km S of Nemuro, Japan

Earthquake location 42.8478S, 145.5081WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 09:56:24 / December 1, 2018 @ 9:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:56:24 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 145.5081° East, 42.8478° North, depth 56.52 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i3jy. Unique identifier: us1000i3jy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.52 km (35 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushiro, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km S of Nemuro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km S of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-01 09:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-28 13:40:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 284 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 1.929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us1000i3jy Id of event.
Event Code 1000i3jy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i3jy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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