A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:00:08 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ikl. Unique identifier: us20005ikl. Exact location, longitude 123.6115° East, latitude 24.2344° North, depth = 48.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.69 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 11:00:08 / April 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km WSW of Ishigaki, Japan.
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