A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hg28. Id of event: us1000hg28. Global time and date of event 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 17:22:41 / October 17, 2018 @ 5:22 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.5749 East, latitude 42.8832 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:22:41 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 48 km S of Nemuro, Japan.
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