A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.815° East, latitude 42.6411° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 14:03:59 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h94q. Unique identifier: us2000h94q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 05:03:59 / September 6, 2018 @ 5:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunagawa, Shimo-furano, Otaru (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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