A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 15:35:58 / February 3, 2016 @ 3:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2736 East, latitude 41.8811 North, depth = 64.61 km. The temblor was detected at 00:35:58 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.61 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20004wtm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wtm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō. The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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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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: 50 km S of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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