A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 05:17:59 / October 17, 2015 @ 5:17 am. Unique identifier: us10003pav. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pav. Exact location of event, depth 51.35 km, 146.4387° East, 43.122° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:17:59 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). 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 51.35 km (32 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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