A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 03:41:52 / August 27, 2020 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:41:52 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.0842 East, latitude 42.4657 North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us7000bgfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bgfh.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushiro. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 81 km SE of Kushiro, Japan.
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