A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (105 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.7512 East, latitude 30.5536 North, depth = 30.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 01:00:32 / January 8, 2016 @ 1:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:00:32 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004efu. Id of event: us10004efu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 169 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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