A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shibetsu in Japan on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 10:02:54 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:02:54 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 144.9956 East, latitude 43.9823 North, depth = 113.02 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bd73. Event ids that are associated: us6000bd73. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.02 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Abashiri (c. 42 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitami, Nemuro, Bihoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 37 km NNW of Shibetsu, Japan.
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