A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Shimo-furano in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 183.15 km (114 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 183.15 km, 142.6442° East, 43.1398° North. The temblor was reported at 01:43:54 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 16:43:54 / July 12, 2016 @ 4:43 pm. Unique identifier: us100062yr. Ids that are associated to the event: us100062yr.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Tōbetsu, Kitahiroshima.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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