A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0765 East, latitude 42.7669 North, depth = 105.03 km. Global time and date of event 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 04:26:35 / October 24, 2015 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r5b. Id of event: us10003r5b. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:35 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.03 km (65 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke. The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSW of Obihiro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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