A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 60.22 km, 142.9063° East, 42.1612° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jl3. Id of event: us20005jl3. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 20:32:45 / April 18, 2016 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.22 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:32:45 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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