A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. Exact location, longitude 143.4788° East, latitude 42.493° North, depth = 65.79 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bhtz. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhtz. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:08 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:37:08 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.79 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Kushiro, Otofuke.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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