A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Chitose in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003gmq. Unique identifier: us70003gmq. Exact location of event, depth 132.66 km, 141.7218° East, 42.7368° North. Global time and date of event 04/05/19 / 2019-05-04 12:34:55 / May 4, 2019 @ 12:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:34:55 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 132.66 km (82 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akabira, Ashibetsu, Yoichi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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