A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Yoichi in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 212.96 km (132 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.6892 East, latitude 43.8027 North, depth = 212.96 km. Unique identifier: us10007run. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007run. The temblor was picked up at 18:35:15 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 09:35:15 / January 7, 2017 @ 9:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ishikari (c. 57 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yoichi (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tōbetsu (c. 21 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanai (c. 15 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōbetsu, Iwanai, Ishikari.
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 two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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