A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kitami in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 42.55 km, 144.0384° East, 43.3875° North. Id of earthquake: us20003lvh. Event ids that are associated: us20003lvh. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:03 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.55 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 14:01:03 / September 19, 2015 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Obihiro, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven 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.
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