A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 217 km NNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (135 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:46:00 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.5336° East, latitude 28.9539° North, depth = 43.59 km. Id of earthquake: us10004fmz. Event ids that are associated: us10004fmz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.59 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 06:46:00 / January 14, 2016 @ 6:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 217 km NNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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