A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 127 km ENE of Naze, Japan (79 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.6 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6662 East, latitude 28.8443 North, depth = 20.6 km. The temblor was reported at 04:04:37 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005hk1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hk1. 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 19:04:37 / April 12, 2016 @ 7:04 pm.
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 127 km ENE of Naze, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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