A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 196 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (122 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: us10004gbl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gbl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 12:03:55 / January 17, 2016 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:03:55 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.1149° East, 24.0836° North, depth 28.4 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 196 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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