A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Muroran in Japan on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:13 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/18 / 2018-11-08 02:15:13 / November 8, 2018 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.3449° East, latitude 42.254° North, depth = 104.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.22 km (65 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hp4u. Id of event: us1000hp4u.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sapporo, Shizunai-furukawachō, Kitahiroshima. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop).
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 seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ESE of Muroran, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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