A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/15 / 2015-11-15 17:11:42 / November 15, 2015 @ 5:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.49 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003yik. Event ids that are associated: us10003yik. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:11:42 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.1667 East, latitude 42.4314 North, depth = 104.49 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke, Obihiro. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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