A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 20:05:28 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 11:05:28 / March 14, 2020 @ 11:05 am. Event id: us60008hpu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hpu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8033 East, latitude 42.3252 North, depth = 74.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.69 km (46 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty 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: 35 km E of Shizunai, Japan.
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