A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:08 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 42.53 km, 142.2479° East, 42.2893° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006few. Id of event: us10006few. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 13:23:08 / August 20, 2016 @ 1:23 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 42.53 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitahiroshima, Shiraoi, Chitose. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km WSW of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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