A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō in Japan on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000d2m3. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2m3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.6016° East, 42.3492° North, depth 104.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.66 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:39:18 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 05:39:18 / January 23, 2021 @ 5:39 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chitose, Tomakomai, Otofuke. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km E of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan.
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