A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9079 East, latitude 42.7145 North, depth = 15.8 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:51:29 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfi7. Id of event: us2000hfi7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.8 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 17:51:29 / September 16, 2018 @ 5:51 pm.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akabira, Takikawa, Ashibetsu (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 23 km ESE of Chitose, Japan.
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