A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mn2. Id of event: us20008mn2. Global time and date of event 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 09:10:38 / February 27, 2017 @ 9:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.39 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:10:38 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.9835° East, latitude 42.3131° North, depth = 52.39 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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