A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Shiraoi in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 104.91 km, 141.5054° East, 42.2566° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7ba. Id of event: us1000d7ba. The temblor was detected at 08:15:06 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.91 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 23:15:06 / March 21, 2018 @ 11:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ebetsu, Sapporo, Kamiiso. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 35 km SSE of Shiraoi, Japan.
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