A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 km NNW of Yonakuni, Japan (15 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 14:34:29 / February 12, 2016 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 82.99 km, 122.8766° East, 24.6559° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.99 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050l6. Id of event: us200050l6. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:34:29 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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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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 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: 24 km NNW of Yonakuni, Japan.
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