A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Hokkaido, Japan region kilometers (0 miles) from Hokkaido, Japan region. Global time and date of event 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 18:10:02 / June 23, 2017 @ 6:10 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000958u. Unique identifier: us1000958u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.4002 East, latitude 42.8737 North, depth = 50.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:10:02 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shibetsu, Kushiro, Nemuro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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