A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chitose in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 49.6 km, 142.0693° East, 42.6761° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.6 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000h96y. Event ids that are associated: us2000h96y. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:26 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 07:53:26 / September 6, 2018 @ 7:53 am.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utashinai, Ashibetsu, Sunagawa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.
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