A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 21:11:29 / September 5, 2018 @ 9:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.99 km, 141.9557° East, 42.6702° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.99 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000h8ze. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h8ze. The temblor was detected at 06:11:29 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Obihiro, Akabira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 29 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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