A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:13:13 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100035iy. Unique identifier: us100035iy. Global time and date of event 27/08/15 / 2015-08-27 21:13:13 / August 27, 2015 @ 9:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 77.28 km (48 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.5719° East, latitude 42.432° North, depth = 77.28 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chitose, Tomakomai, Otofuke (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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