A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SE of Nichinan, Japan (103 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 21:10:08 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 27.45 km, 132.7602° East, 30.6921° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 12:10:08 / January 13, 2016 @ 12:10 pm. Unique identifier: us10004flc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004flc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.45 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 166 km SE of Nichinan, Japan.
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