A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h4k1. Id of event: us1000h4k1. Exact location of earthquake, 142.0905° East, 42.5574° North, depth 29.94 km. The temblor was detected at 17:54:04 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.94 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 08:54:04 / September 30, 2018 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sunagawa, Otofuke, Date (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km NW of Shizunai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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