A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Rishiri Town in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.979 East, latitude 44.8828 North, depth = 262.43 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 02:14:01 / October 26, 2020 @ 2:14 am. Event id: us6000cd55. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cd55. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 262.43 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:14:01 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Makubetsu, Wakkanai. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Wakkanai (c. 41 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Makubetsu (c. 25 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km SSW of Rishiri Town, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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