A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Otofuke in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 108.02 km, 143.2292° East, 43.0554° North. The temblor was detected at 23:42:50 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.02 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a1ec. Unique identifier: us6000a1ec. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 23:42:50 / May 28, 2020 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamikawa, Kushiro, Shimo-furano (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kamikawa (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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