A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 12:50:09 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 03:50:09 / February 17, 2018 @ 3:50 am. Unique identifier: us2000d8c6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d8c6. Exact location of event, depth 62.77 km, 142.4276° East, 41.9088° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.77 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 47 km S of Shizunai, Japan.
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