A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 223 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan (139 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.6466° East, 25.5319° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 02:04:32 / January 17, 2016 @ 2:04 am. The temblor was detected at 12:04:32 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gba. Unique identifier: us10004gba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven 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. 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: 223 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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