A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 143.2251 East, latitude 42.2718 North, depth = 58.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.28 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:08:30 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000iyzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iyzj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 19:08:30 / December 29, 2018 @ 7:08 pm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 71 km S of Obihiro, Japan.
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