A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.39 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.9197 East, latitude 42.6838 North, depth = 27.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hdck. Id of event: us2000hdck. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:24:51 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 09:24:51 / September 12, 2018 @ 9:24 am.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashibetsu, Otaru, Utashinai. Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 26 km ENE of Tomakomai, Japan.
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