A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Friday. Unique identifier: us1000haw5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000haw5. Exact location, longitude 141.7821° East, latitude 42.6215° North, depth = 12.07 km. 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 12.07 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:14:25 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 00:14:25 / October 12, 2018 @ 12:14 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimo-furano, Otaru, Bibai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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