A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2077 East, latitude 41.786 North, depth = 62.94 km. The temblor was detected at 15:06:03 / 3:06 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 62.94 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 06:06:03 / July 14, 2017 @ 6:06 am. Unique identifier: us20009w7v. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009w7v.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km SSW of Shizunai, Japan.
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