A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/16 / 2016-03-04 14:15:29 / March 4, 2016 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 142.831° East, 42.456° North, depth 109.66 km. Id of earthquake: us10004und. Event ids that are associated: us10004und. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:29 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.66 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km ENE of Shizunai, Japan.
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