A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 145.7396° East, latitude 43.632° North, depth = 99.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.96 km (62 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006mf4. Event ids that are associated: us10006mf4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 05:09:17 / September 3, 2016 @ 5:09 am. The temblor was reported at 16:09:17 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 36 km NNE of Nemuro, Japan.
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