A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rumoi in Japan on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:38:34 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 18:38:34 / October 21, 2017 @ 6:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000avah. Unique identifier: us1000avah. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.7736° East, latitude 44.0427° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rumoi (c. 26 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yoichi (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaru, Yoichi, Rumoi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km W of Rumoi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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