A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9697° East, 42.6432° North, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000hgj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgj3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:17:10 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:17:10 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Takikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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