A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:18:56 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.24 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 19:18:56 / February 13, 2017 @ 7:18 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.3516° East, latitude 41.9587° North, depth = 64.24 km. Event id: us20008jjr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jjr.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km S of Shizunai, Japan.
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