A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1533 East, latitude 42.2393 North, depth = 66.35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/16 / 2016-10-16 12:43:42 / October 16, 2016 @ 12:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.35 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:43:42 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20007ekr. Event ids that are associated: us20007ekr.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 65 km E of Shizunai, Japan.
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