A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan on Saturday. Unique identifier: us2000ais8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ais8. Global time and date of event 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 10:12:45 / September 9, 2017 @ 10:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 265.04 km (165 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:12:45 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.9766° East, 44.5128° North, depth 265.04 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rumoi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 73 km SSW of Rishiri Town, Japan.
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