A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kushiro in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.45 km (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 63.45 km, 144.3008° East, 42.5367° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 03:48:34 / May 12, 2018 @ 3:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e3fs. Event ids that are associated: us1000e3fs. The temblor was picked up at 13:48:34 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushiro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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