A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hc2j. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hc2j. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:45 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 19:58:45 / September 10, 2018 @ 7:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.977 East, latitude 42.6846 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaru, Takikawa, Akabira.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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