A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The temblor was detected at 08:48:26 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.26 km (42 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 23:48:26 / October 21, 2018 @ 11:48 pm. Exact location of event, depth 67.26 km, 143.1172° East, 42.212° North. Event id: us1000hfdw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hfdw.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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