A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.541° East, 42.2357° North, depth 71.75 km. Id of earthquake: us1000de8n. Event ids that are associated: us1000de8n. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 16:21:01 / March 27, 2018 @ 4:21 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:21:01 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.75 km (45 miles).
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.
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