A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. Event id: us20007cgw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007cgw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:14:21 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/16 / 2016-10-07 00:14:21 / October 7, 2016 @ 12:14 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.46 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5273 East, latitude 42.0019 North, depth = 58.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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