A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Yoichi in Japan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 08:42:47 / January 12, 2021 @ 8:42 am. The temblor was reported at 08:42:47 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.0449 East, latitude 43.6103 North, depth = 221.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d7nr. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7nr. The epicenter was at a depth of 221.49 km (138 miles).
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yoichi (c. 22 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iwanai (c. 15 600 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaru, Iwanai, Yoichi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 74 km NW of Yoichi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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