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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 51 km SSW of Shikotan, Russia

Earthquake location 43.3904S, 146.4242WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Shikotan in Russia. Event id: us70006yfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006yfh. Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 15:55:41 / January 11, 2020 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:55:41 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.4242 East, latitude 43.3904 North, depth = 53.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.6 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro.

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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SSW of Shikotan, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.3904° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW of Shikotan, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-11 15:55:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-11 17:20:24 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 340 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 2.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us70006yfh Id of event.
Event Code 70006yfh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006yfh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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