A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Kitami in Japan. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:50:32 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 15:50:32 / February 19, 2020 @ 3:50 pm. Exact location, longitude 143.8007° East, latitude 43.3683° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70007t2h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007t2h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamikawa, Abashiri, Obihiro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kamikawa (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km S of Kitami, Japan.
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