A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5862 East, latitude 42.5583 North, depth = 123.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/19 / 2019-01-25 07:47:02 / January 25, 2019 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j8pa. Unique identifier: us2000j8pa. The temblor was picked up at 16:47:02 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 123.02 km (76 miles).
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bibai, Otaru, Ishikari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km S of Tomakomai, Japan.
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