A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hakodate in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:04:51 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6702 East, latitude 41.699 North, depth = 133.2 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.2 km (83 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 19:04:51 / September 16, 2020 @ 7:04 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000bp37. Event ids that are associated: us7000bp37.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Mutsu (min 5000 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. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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