A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10004anj. Event ids that are associated: us10004anj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.9 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7227 East, latitude 42.5138 North, depth = 89.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 00:37:58 / January 1, 2016 @ 12:37 am. The temblor was detected at 09:37:58 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km NE of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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