A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007utr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007utr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 12:13:43 / January 22, 2017 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.41 km (44 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.7205° East, 42.0081° North, depth 70.41 km. The temblor was detected at 21:13:43 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.
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