A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 143.6611° East, latitude 42.1701° North, depth = 62.84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.84 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gli. Id of event: us70009gli. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:10 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 01:32:10 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:32 am.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obihiro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 91 km SSE of Obihiro, Japan.
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