A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 256 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (159 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:48:10 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:48:10 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.6831° East, latitude 40.6118° North, depth = 19.2 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.2 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004uqt. Unique identifier: us20004uqt.
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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