A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:06:29 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000hi50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hi50. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9709 East, latitude 42.6855 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 06:06:29 / September 13, 2018 @ 6:06 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashibetsu, Utashinai, Muroran (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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