A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:28:06 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 144.2342° East, 42.6936° North, depth 48.02 km. Event id: us7000crev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crev. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 01:28:06 / December 16, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.02 km (30 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Kushiro. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 33 km SSW of Kushiro, Japan.
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