A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10006jl4. Event ids that are associated: us10006jl4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.44 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1698 East, latitude 42.2662 North, depth = 63.44 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:34:45 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 00:34:45 / August 29, 2016 @ 12:34 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 66 km E of Shizunai, Japan.
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