A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.36 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:15:05 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600055bv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055bv. Exact location, longitude 143.6289° East, latitude 42.1518° North, depth = 70.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 09:15:05 / August 15, 2019 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 91 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.
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