A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Chitose in Japan. The temblor was reported at 21:22:41 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9491 East, latitude 42.8126 North, depth = 41.2 km. Id of earthquake: us2000jl3a. Event ids that are associated: us2000jl3a. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 12:22:41 / February 21, 2019 @ 12:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.2 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Asahikawa (c. 356 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asahikawa, Yoichi, Otofuke (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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