A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Obihiro in Japan. The temblor was detected at 08:40:06 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 08:40:06 / January 15, 2021 @ 8:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.47 km (38 miles). Event id: us7000d09q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d09q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.2457 East, latitude 42.4754 North, depth = 60.47 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Otofuke, Obihiro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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