A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Shiraoi in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 03:55:29 / April 3, 2019 @ 3:55 am. Id of earthquake: us2000k9h4. Event ids that are associated: us2000k9h4. Exact location of earthquake, 141.499° East, 42.4302° North, depth 126.28 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.28 km (78 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:55:29 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nanae, Ishikari, Iwamizawa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km SE of Shiraoi, Japan.
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