Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Samani-gun, 79 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 29 March 2007 at 20:21 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 57 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 56.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.21°N / 143.129°E (Samani-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu Group (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SE of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
784 km (487 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||57 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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