A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 23:42:30 / September 5, 2018 @ 11:42 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:42:30 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9882 East, latitude 42.5672 North, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000hgjp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgjp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Date, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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