A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 21:58:06 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 59.93 km, 144.735° East, 43.1622° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/15 / 2015-08-08 12:58:06 / August 8, 2015 @ 12:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.93 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100030f2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100030f2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bihoro, Nemuro, Shibetsu (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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