A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 20:20:47 / September 5, 2018 @ 8:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.06 East, latitude 42.5391 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us2000h8yf. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8yf. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:20:47 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muroran, Bibai, Tōbetsu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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