A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 237 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan (147 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:46:56 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 12:46:56 / January 2, 2016 @ 12:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004dhc. Event ids that are associated: us10004dhc. Exact location of event, longitude 139.4756 East, latitude 30.9555 North, depth = 10 km.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 237 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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