A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Otofuke in Japan on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:59:39 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 05:59:39 / December 5, 2020 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.42 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 143.6908° East, latitude 43.1902° North, depth = 113.42 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cnc6. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnc6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kitami (c. 113 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bihoro (c. 23 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bihoro, Kitami, Kushiro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km ENE of Otofuke, Japan.
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