A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008s9i. Unique identifier: us20008s9i. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4258 East, latitude 42.7032 North, depth = 137.47 km. The temblor was reported at 20:27:51 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.47 km (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 11:27:51 / March 15, 2017 @ 11:27 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Iwanai, Bibai (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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