A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:32:42 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.907 East, latitude 42.0706 North, depth = 54.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.11 km (34 miles). Id of earthquake: us70008gyw. Event ids that are associated: us70008gyw. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 16:32:42 / March 18, 2020 @ 4:32 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chitose, Muroran, Shiraoi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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