A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Muroran in Japan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnyf. Unique identifier: us2000bnyf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130.93 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:35:26 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 15:35:26 / November 15, 2017 @ 3:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.7373° East, latitude 42.1919° North, depth = 130.93 km.
The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanai, Tomakomai, Shiraoi.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 24 km SW of Muroran, Japan.
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