A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:56:26 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:56:26 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:56 pm. Exact location, longitude 141.9049° East, latitude 42.679° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000hgj1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgj1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 25 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), 85 km (53 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaru, Sunagawa, Date. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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