A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9569 East, latitude 42.7405 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:10:47 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 19:10:47 / September 5, 2018 @ 7:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000h8wb. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8wb.
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Otaru (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 26 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.
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