A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported Izu Islands, Japan region (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 416.73 km (259 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 138.8486° East, 29.9663° North, depth 416.73 km. The temblor was detected at 22:53:36 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 13:53:36 / May 8, 2016 @ 1:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hzb. Id of event: us10005hzb.
Every 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 four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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