A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Muroran in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 21:33:58 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 12:33:58 / September 24, 2018 @ 12:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3vt. Id of event: us1000h3vt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.84 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 141.271° East, 42.2232° North, depth 121.84 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Kitahiroshima, Chitose (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 25 km ESE of Muroran, Japan.
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