A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 282 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (175 miles) on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:09:26 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005ghp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ghp. Exact location of earthquake, 141.6898° East, 31.1105° North, depth 48.88 km. 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: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 00:09:26 / April 9, 2016 @ 12:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.88 km (30 miles).
Each 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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