A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.45 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.5131 East, latitude 42.1242 North, depth = 65.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bk3e. Id of event: us1000bk3e. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:48:01 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/17 / 2017-12-01 20:48:01 / December 1, 2017 @ 8:48 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obihiro, Chitose, Tomakomai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 26 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.
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