A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 170 km SE of Nichinan, Japan (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 32.19 km, 132.8217° East, 30.7037° North. The temblor was detected at 08:38:50 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gc5. Unique identifier: us10004gc5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 23:38:50 / January 17, 2016 @ 11:38 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.19 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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