A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100069tx. Id of event: us100069tx. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:56 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.2 km (88 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.098 East, latitude 42.8936 North, depth = 142.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/16 / 2016-07-30 05:12:56 / July 30, 2016 @ 5:12 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukagawa, Otofuke, Obihiro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km ENE of Chitose, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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