A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.1729° East, 42.6654° North, depth 86.8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/15 / 2015-08-14 04:43:44 / August 14, 2015 @ 4:43 am. Event id: us1000326m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000326m. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:43:44 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.8 km (54 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushiro, Shimo-furano, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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