A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:48:12 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9rz. Unique identifier: us2000h9rz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 19:48:12 / September 6, 2018 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.1602 East, latitude 42.507 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōbetsu, Bibai, Sapporo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km NW of Shizunai, Japan.
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