A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5228 East, latitude 41.9722 North, depth = 59.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:43:21 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.94 km (37 miles). Id of earthquake: us20002zge. Event ids that are associated: us20002zge. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/15 / 2015-07-23 09:43:21 / July 23, 2015 @ 9:43 am.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.
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