A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:31:42 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000hej5. Event ids that are associated: us2000hej5. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9775° East, 42.5884° North, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 08:31:42 / September 14, 2018 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Date, Shimo-furano, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km E of Tomakomai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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