A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ashibetsu in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.37° East, 43.5024° North, depth 176.64 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mha. Unique identifier: us10007mha. The temblor was picked up at 18:40:13 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.64 km (110 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 09:40:13 / December 24, 2016 @ 9:40 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nayoro, Obihiro, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishikari (c. 57 300 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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