A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.45 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600057t2. Id of event: us600057t2. The temblor was picked up at 12:35:24 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.0556° East, latitude 42.4607° North, depth = 16.45 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/19 / 2019-08-21 03:35:24 / August 21, 2019 @ 3:35 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Shizunai-furukawachō, Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 52 km SSW of Obihiro, Japan.
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