A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Otofuke in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.96 km (77 miles). Event id: us10004xkw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004xkw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/16 / 2016-03-14 20:31:37 / March 14, 2016 @ 8:31 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.3729 East, latitude 43.0018 North, depth = 123.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:31:37 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Kushiro, Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 14 km E of Otofuke, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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