A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 01:55:14 / March 8, 2017 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 66.74 km (41 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:55:14 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100087lt. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087lt. Exact location of event, depth 66.74 km, 142.3542° East, 41.8968° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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