A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. Exact location, longitude 142.9489° East, latitude 42.2323° North, depth = 56.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 10:49:15 / March 15, 2019 @ 10:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgd7. Id of event: us1000jgd7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.06 km (35 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:49:15 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. 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), 49 km (31 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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