A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 160 km E of Hachijo-jima, Japan (99 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 08:47:01 / January 1, 2016 @ 8:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.78 km (19 miles). Unique identifier: us10004apt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004apt. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5155 East, latitude 33.0776 North, depth = 29.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:47:01 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 160 km E of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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