A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 252.7 km (157 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10007e4r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e4r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6165 East, latitude 44.6117 North, depth = 252.7 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 21:06:50 / December 1, 2016 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:06:50 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakkanai, Makubetsu, Rumoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nayoro (c. 26 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Makubetsu (c. 25 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km SSE of Rishiri Town, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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