A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:23:54 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a3ns. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3ns. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.53 km (62 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 12:23:54 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.3393 East, latitude 42.4337 North, depth = 99.53 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke, Obihiro.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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