A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.0388° East, 42.6344° North, depth 45.89 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.89 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:17:06 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hja7. Unique identifier: us2000hja7. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 09:17:06 / September 24, 2018 @ 9:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muroran, Ishikari, Shimo-furano (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km E of Tomakomai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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