A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.51 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/18 / 2018-07-15 17:13:39 / July 15, 2018 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:13:39 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000g5pd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g5pd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 62.51 km, 143.0006° East, 42.2412° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 53 km E of Shizunai, Japan.
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