A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 113 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (70 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.07 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:24:10 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 04:24:10 / October 13, 2015 @ 4:24 am. Event id: us10003n7q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n7q. Exact location of event, longitude 143.1918 East, latitude 40.0058 North, depth = 40.07 km.
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 seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 113 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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