A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km SE of Hirara, Japan (78 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.89 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2389 East, latitude 24.0807 North, depth = 10.89 km. The temblor was reported at 03:02:47 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005bqy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bqy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 19:02:47 / April 26, 2016 @ 7:02 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 125 km SE of Hirara, Japan.
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