A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 04:25:25 / September 7, 2018 @ 4:25 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000ha3y. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ha3y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.85 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8824 East, latitude 42.7404 North, depth = 40.85 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:25:25 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akabira, Takikawa, Ashibetsu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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