A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 172 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (107 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:23:51 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.95 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 14:23:51 / January 17, 2016 @ 2:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 8.95 km, 132.7949° East, 30.6138° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gbr. Id of event: us10004gbr.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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