A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Muroran in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 124.67 km (77 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 17:59:26 / October 30, 2018 @ 5:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:59:26 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hj7k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hj7k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.9781° East, latitude 42.3161° North, depth = 124.67 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sapporo, Kitahiroshima, Iwanai. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 1 km (1 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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