A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us700070sw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700070sw. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:17 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 68.53 km, 142.5714° East, 41.8487° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/20 / 2020-01-01 01:12:17 / January 1, 2020 @ 1:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.53 km (43 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 56 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.
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