A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kushiro in Japan on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:01:42 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70004q27. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004q27. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.3765 East, latitude 42.2506 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/19 / 2019-07-21 14:01:42 / July 21, 2019 @ 2:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 80 km S of Kushiro, Japan.
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