A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 213 km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (132 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.89 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gxk. Id of event: us20005gxk. Exact location, longitude 141.7605° East, latitude 32.1088° North, depth = 11.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:23:45 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 10:23:45 / April 11, 2016 @ 10:23 am.
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 213 km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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