A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 145.1986° East, latitude 43.1775° North, depth = 104.07 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:41 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000by65. Event ids that are associated: us1000by65. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.07 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 14:34:41 / December 30, 2017 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro, Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 34 km WSW of Nemuro, Japan.
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