A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000h8vs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h8vs. Global time and date of event 08/10/18 / 2018-10-08 17:45:12 / October 8, 2018 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:45:12 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.8656° East, 42.6571° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunagawa, Otaru, Shimo-furano (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 21 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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