A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan. Event id: us20006fjk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fjk. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2005 East, latitude 44.6859 North, depth = 251.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 16:18:19 / July 18, 2016 @ 4:18 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:18:19 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 251.5 km (156 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakkanai (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km S of Rishiri Town, Japan.
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