A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Yoichi in Japan on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20007z4u. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z4u. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7381 East, latitude 43.556 North, depth = 12.13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 10:58:54 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:58:54 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishikari (c. 57 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Takikawa (c. 45 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunagawa, Bibai, Takikawa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 39 km N of Yoichi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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