A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 04:40:51 / February 19, 2018 @ 4:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.98 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7627 East, latitude 42.013 North, depth = 75.98 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:40:51 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d4ji. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4ji.
The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.
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