A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Chitose in Japan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 53.59 km, 142.0219° East, 42.7601° North. The temblor was reported at 19:36:36 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 10:36:36 / February 12, 2020 @ 10:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.59 km (33 miles). Event id: us70007t1f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007t1f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kitahiroshima (c. 62 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takikawa, Akabira, Ashibetsu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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: 30 km ESE of Chitose, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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