A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 18:23:47 / September 5, 2018 @ 6:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:23:47 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.01 km (14 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000hgjd. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgjd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9013° East, 42.8134° North, depth 22.01 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yoichi, Fukagawa, Muroran. Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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