A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 56 km NE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (35 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 03:53:58 / October 21, 2015 @ 3:53 am. The temblor was detected at 12:53:58 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.96 km (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.1999 East, latitude 33.4684 North, depth = 87.96 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003q4t. Unique identifier: us10003q4t.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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