A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 02:50:36 / September 16, 2018 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:50:36 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.6683° East, 42.5732° North, depth 71.44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 71.44 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hibh. Id of event: us2000hibh.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushiro, Otofuke, Obihiro. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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