A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.9026° East, latitude 42.6446° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 03:25:35 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:25:35 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:25 pm. Unique identifier: us2000hgj0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgj0.
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaru, Sunagawa, Shimo-furano (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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