A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 167 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (104 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.94 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). Exact location of event, depth 27.94 km, 132.7507° East, 30.6605° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 13:01:15 / January 17, 2016 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:01:15 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004f77. Event ids that are associated: us10004f77.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 167 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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