A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Hakodate in Japan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6599 East, latitude 41.6801 North, depth = 128.6 km. The temblor was detected at 22:22:58 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005dww. Event ids that are associated: us20005dww. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 13:22:58 / April 1, 2016 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.6 km (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Mutsu. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km SSW of Hakodate, Japan.
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