A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 145.6034° East, 42.7969° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 05:27:08 / May 31, 2019 @ 5:27 am. Unique identifier: us70003tj1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003tj1. The temblor was picked up at 15:27:08 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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