A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 23:58:48 / October 4, 2018 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.0556 East, latitude 42.618 North, depth = 12.05 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.05 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h7cn. Id of event: us1000h7cn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:58:48 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaru, Takikawa, Akabira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 37 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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