A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 174 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (108 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 03:07:25 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004ush. Event ids that are associated: us20004ush. Exact location of earthquake, 132.8069° East, 30.5767° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 18:07:25 / January 21, 2016 @ 6:07 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 174 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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