A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:28 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 18:36:28 / October 8, 2016 @ 6:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 144.0587° East, 42.8636° North, depth 114.87 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ctt. Id of event: us20007ctt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.87 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km WSW of Kushiro, Japan.
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