A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 58.06 km, 144.0552° East, 42.5499° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rw3. Id of event: us10003rw3. 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 58.06 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:47:30 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 19:47:30 / October 20, 2015 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 53 km SSW of Kushiro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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