A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km NE of Naze, Japan (86 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:56 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 19:26:56 / April 12, 2016 @ 7:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, 130.4593° East, 29.2747° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.2 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005hkj. Event ids that are associated: us20005hkj.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 138 km NE of Naze, Japan.
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