A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:56:48 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100088sq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088sq. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 03:56:48 / March 14, 2017 @ 3:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 142.7093° East, 42.6986° North, depth 91.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91.52 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ebetsu, Ashibetsu, Kitahiroshima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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