A earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.8° East, latitude 42° North, depth = 47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:25:00 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:25:00 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt16014050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16014050.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Chitose, Tomakomai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 131 km (81 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.
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