A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Unique identifier: us2000hgjq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgjq. Exact location of earthquake, 142.0023° East, 42.6593° North, depth 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 21:06:39 / September 5, 2018 @ 9:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:06:39 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sunagawa, Muroran, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km E of Tomakomai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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