A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 251 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (156 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 05:28:24 / April 22, 2016 @ 5:28 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.24 km (18 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:28:24 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.24 km, 144.6629° East, 40.5262° North. Id of earthquake: us20005krv. Event ids that are associated: us20005krv.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 251 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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