A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 14:42:35 / April 30, 2017 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:42:35 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m7z. Unique identifier: us10008m7z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.28 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.0404° East, 42.2646° North, depth 64.28 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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