A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c96m. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c96m. The temblor was detected at 12:23:33 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.7452° East, latitude 42.1827° North, depth = 57.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 12:23:33 / October 18, 2020 @ 12:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.22 km (36 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km ESE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan.
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