A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Shiraoi in Japan. Global time and date of event 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 07:14:50 / June 20, 2019 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.56 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.4827° East, latitude 42.4105° North, depth = 113.56 km. The temblor was detected at 16:14:50 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700046ns. Event ids that are associated: us700046ns.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishikari, Iwamizawa, Tōbetsu (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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