A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.8143° East, latitude 42.3931° North, depth = 122.47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 07:14:09 / April 24, 2017 @ 7:14 am. Unique identifier: us10008k7q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008k7q. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 122.47 km (76 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:09 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwamizawa, Sapporo, Ebetsu. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SSE of Tomakomai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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