A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 179 km ESE of Nago, Japan (111 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:44:35 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.6 km, 129.7078° East, 26.1573° North. 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: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 13:44:35 / February 5, 2016 @ 1:44 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.6 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z1u. Id of event: us20004z1u.
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 179 km ESE of Nago, Japan.
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