A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 17:30:31 / October 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.03 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:30:31 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000helt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000helt. Exact location of earthquake, 142.9038° East, 42.3717° North, depth 41.03 km.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.
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 two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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