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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 18 km SE of Shiraoi, Japan

Earthquake location 42.4302S, 141.499WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Shiraoi in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 03:55:29 / April 3, 2019 @ 3:55 am. Id of earthquake: us2000k9h4. Event ids that are associated: us2000k9h4. Exact location of earthquake, 141.499° East, 42.4302° North, depth 126.28 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.28 km (78 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:55:29 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nanae, Ishikari, Iwamizawa (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 18 km SE of Shiraoi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.499° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.4302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SE of Shiraoi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-03 03:55:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-03 04:09:13 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 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 1.299 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000k9h4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k9h4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k9h4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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