A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.96 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 22:56:09 / September 20, 2018 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:56:09 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.0221° East, latitude 42.6891° North, depth = 33.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000hhx3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhx3.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashibetsu, Utashinai, Sunagawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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