A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5397 East, latitude 42.7717 North, depth = 123.32 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123.32 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 19:40:12 / September 30, 2018 @ 7:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h4r4. Unique identifier: us1000h4r4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:40:12 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utashinai, Ebetsu, Ashibetsu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km NNE of Shizunai, Japan.
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