ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Sapporo):

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General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-10 17:15
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 40.0 km
Maximum intensity: 4.3 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Horonobe JP 4.2 2000 6.2 clearly felt
Teshio JP 4.2 3000 21.6 clearly felt
Toyotomi JP 4.2 4000 15.2 clearly felt
Nakagawa JP 4.0 2000 25.7 clearly felt
Nakatonbetsu JP 4.0 2000 29.0 clearly felt
Makubetsu JP 3.8 27000 40.0 weakly felt
Wakkanai JP 3.7 42000 47.7 weakly felt
Nayoro JP 3.2 26000 85.4 weakly felt
Minamishibetsuchō JP 2.9 20000 102.5 barely felt
Mombetsu JP 2.5 23000 135.0 barely felt

Current earthquake activity near Sapporo:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 182 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.6 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 3.05 earthquakes larger than M4.6 per year around Sapporo. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 3.9 months (117 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Sapporo and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1993-1-15 7.6 102
1971-9-5 7.3 18
1969-1-19 7.0 245
1971-9-8 6.8 18
1971-9-27 6.6 18
1971-9-8 6.5 20
1969-12-18 6.4 345
1999-5-12 6.2 103
2016-1-11 6.2 239
1971-9-6 6.1 19

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.