A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Hokkaido, Japan region kilometers (0 miles) from Hokkaido, Japan region. Global time and date of event 29/03/16 / 2016-03-29 16:55:27 / March 29, 2016 @ 4:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.8836° East, latitude 42.2477° North, depth = 57.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:27 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005d65. Unique identifier: us20005d65. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.56 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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