A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.7796° East, latitude 42.6825° North, depth = 126.15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 19:50:59 / October 17, 2019 @ 7:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.15 km (78 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005v4x. Id of event: us70005v4x. The temblor was reported at 04:50:59 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utashinai, Sunagawa, Shimo-furano. Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km ENE of Tomakomai, Japan.
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