A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Makubetsu in Japan on Friday. The temblor was reported at 09:59:32 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009yr7. Unique identifier: us20009yr7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 00:59:32 / July 21, 2017 @ 12:59 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 286.45 km (178 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.8049° East, latitude 45.3381° North, depth = 286.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Makubetsu (c. 25 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakkanai, Makubetsu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days six 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SSW of Makubetsu, Japan.
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