A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 07:10:07 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000h9vt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9vt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 22:10:07 / September 6, 2018 @ 10:10 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.8904 East, latitude 42.5952 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Date, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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