A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000brtd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brtd. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 13:17:59 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:17:59 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.83 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.2554 East, latitude 42.0119 North, depth = 57.83 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chitose, Shiraoi, Tomakomai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 36 km SSW of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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