A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/18 / 2018-10-06 04:14:25 / October 6, 2018 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000h800. Event ids that are associated: us1000h800. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.99 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9477 East, latitude 42.7112 North, depth = 44.99 km. The temblor was reported at 13:14:25 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akabira, Takikawa, Otaru.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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