A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Shiraoi in Japan. The temblor was reported at 00:59:16 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.39 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/02/19 / 2019-02-10 15:59:16 / February 10, 2019 @ 3:59 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jfzz. Id of event: us2000jfzz. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4327 East, latitude 42.5053 North, depth = 113.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yoichi, Nanae, Iwanai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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 quakes in the world.
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