A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.63 km (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:34:41 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 144.5165° East, latitude 42.2777° North, depth = 42.63 km. Global time and date of event 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 17:34:41 / June 12, 2020 @ 5:34 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000ae94. Event ids that are associated: us6000ae94.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushiro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 78 km S of Kushiro, Japan.
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