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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Otofuke in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1187S, 143.1068WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Otofuke in Japan on Monday. The temblor was detected at 17:12:38 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.582 km (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000n1b5. Unique identifier: us6000n1b5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/24 / 2024-05-27 17:12:38 / May 27, 2024 @ 5:12 pm. Exact location, longitude 143.1068° East, latitude 43.1187° North, depth = 120.582 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashibetsu, Kamikawa, Shimo-furano. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ashibetsu (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kamikawa (c. 5 300 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NNW of Otofuke, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.1068° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.582 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km NNW of Otofuke, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-27 17:12:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-30 14:23:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us6000n1b5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000n1b5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n1b5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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