A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 298 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan (185 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:46:11 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 27.76 km, 144.5481° East, 37.5739° North. Id of earthquake: us10004bkx. Event ids that are associated: us10004bkx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.76 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 19:46:11 / January 5, 2016 @ 7:46 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 298 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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