A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Hakodate in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.4714° East, 41.8851° North, depth 110.34 km. Global time and date of event 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 15:35:57 / February 18, 2018 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 110.34 km (69 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:57 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d8s7. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8s7.
Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō, Tomakomai, Date (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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