A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.45 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.8944 East, latitude 42.5609 North, depth = 50.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bhij. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhij. The temblor was picked up at 12:45:11 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 03:45:11 / November 3, 2017 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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