A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 102 km W of Makurazaki, Japan (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:17:42 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 15:17:42 / May 23, 2016 @ 3:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.78 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jbs. Id of event: us10005jbs. Exact location of event, longitude 129.2475 East, latitude 31.1765 North, depth = 14.78 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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