A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000h9cw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h9cw. Global time and date of event 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 14:43:48 / September 6, 2018 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:43:48 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 142.099° East, 42.7208° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otofuke, Takikawa, Obihiro. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 38 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.
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