A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.21 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 146.4099 East, latitude 42.9052 North, depth = 51.21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000485j. Id of event: us1000485j. The temblor was reported at 23:12:35 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/15 / 2015-12-16 13:12:35 / December 16, 2015 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km SE of Nemuro, Japan.
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