A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:54 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/18 / 2018-09-29 09:25:54 / September 29, 2018 @ 9:25 am. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.9477° East, 42.7577° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h479. Id of event: us1000h479. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Date, Muroran, Otaru. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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