A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was detected at 15:18:33 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20002wrb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002wrb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.6 km (68 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.4882° East, latitude 42.4295° North, depth = 109.6 km. Global time and date of event 11/07/15 / 2015-07-11 06:18:33 / July 11, 2015 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitahiroshima, Shiraoi, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km NE of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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