A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:59 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004gm4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gm4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.23 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, depth 97.23 km, 145.6461° East, 43.254° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 15:56:59 / January 23, 2016 @ 3:56 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 9 km SE of Nemuro, Japan.
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