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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 24 km E of Chitose, Japan

Earthquake location 42.8126S, 141.9491WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The temblor was reported at 21:22:41 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9491 East, latitude 42.8126 North, depth = 41.2 km. Id of earthquake: us2000jl3a. Event ids that are associated: us2000jl3a. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 12:22:41 / February 21, 2019 @ 12:22 pm. 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 41.2 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asahikawa, Yoichi, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km E of Chitose, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9491° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E 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 2019-02-21 12:22:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-21 12:36:27 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 465 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 1.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us2000jl3a Id of event.
Event Code 2000jl3a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jl3a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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