A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:02:35 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.5295° East, latitude 41.9481° North, depth = 56.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 15:02:35 / October 23, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005xp8. Event ids that are associated: us70005xp8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.81 km (35 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō. Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 44 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.
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