A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdhg. Unique identifier: us2000hdhg. The temblor was reported at 01:34:00 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 16:34:00 / September 12, 2018 @ 4:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.006 East, latitude 42.6232 North, depth = 30.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.57 km (19 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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