A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.22 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hb06. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hb06. The temblor was detected at 18:21:07 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.9144° East, latitude 42.7473° North, depth = 34.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 09:21:07 / September 8, 2018 @ 9:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Akabira, Muroran (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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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