A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 206 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan (128 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005asj. Unique identifier: us20005asj. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 10:14:13 / March 16, 2016 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 388.05 km (241 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.1375 East, latitude 27.1706 North, depth = 388.05 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:14:13 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 206 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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