A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Nanae in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 114.74 km, 140.6871° East, 41.9241° North. Id of earthquake: us2000a5xs. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5xs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.74 km (71 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 12:46:23 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:46:23 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Mutsu, Date (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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