A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Date in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 17:29:42 / February 6, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:29:42 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 145.47 km (90 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9807 East, latitude 42.6403 North, depth = 145.47 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yd8. Id of event: us20004yd8.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwamizawa, Nanae, Tōbetsu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 21 km NNE of Date, Japan.
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