A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Friday. Event id: us2000j1sd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j1sd. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 21:00:59 / December 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm UTC/GMT. 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 56.14 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:00:59 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 56.14 km, 142.0697° East, 42.7027° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utashinai, Ashibetsu, Sunagawa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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