A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us2000h8uh. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8uh. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:20:11 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9171° East, 42.6183° North, depth 37.02 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.02 km (23 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:20:11 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akabira, Takikawa, Ashibetsu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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