A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Shibetsu in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:36:22 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/19 / 2019-12-01 23:36:22 / December 1, 2019 @ 11:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006f36. Id of event: us70006f36. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.52 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.2452 East, latitude 43.6523 North, depth = 156.52 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bihoro, Abashiri, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 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: 9 km E of Shibetsu, Japan.
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