A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 141.9603° East, latitude 42.7952° North, depth = 48.68 km. The temblor was detected at 07:45:52 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 22:45:52 / September 5, 2018 @ 10:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.68 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000hgjj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgjj.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaru, Akabira, Takikawa.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-eight, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km E of Chitose, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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