A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.69 km (35 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:15:20 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.6003 East, latitude 42.6207 North, depth = 55.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bxv. Unique identifier: us10004bxv. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 00:15:20 / January 7, 2016 @ 12:15 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km S of Nemuro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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