A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (mg/mb) has occurred on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. The temblor was reported at 02:47:40 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 31.62 km (20 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-19 04:47:40 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 145.4992 East, latitude 42.7333 North, depth 31.62 km.
Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Kushiro, Nemuro.
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