A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kitahiroshima in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000a6x6. Event ids that are associated: us6000a6x6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5411° East, 42.9984° North, depth 144.9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144.9 km (90 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/06/20 / 2020-06-05 22:44:42 / June 5, 2020 @ 10:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:44:42 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukagawa, Muroran, Iwanai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NW of Kitahiroshima, Japan.
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