A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Chitose in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9318° East, 42.8086° North, depth 44.53 km. 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 44.53 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:03:26 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 17:03:26 / February 22, 2019 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jahn. Unique identifier: us1000jahn.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaru, Akabira, Takikawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km E of Chitose, Japan.
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