A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.2 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:53:58 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/18 / 2018-10-08 12:53:58 / October 8, 2018 @ 12:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000h8q7. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8q7. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9641° East, 42.5976° North, depth 29.2 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Shimo-furano, Ishikari. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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