A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 241 km SSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan (150 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:10:45 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 05:10:45 / September 8, 2016 @ 5:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 355.07 km (221 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006my0. Event ids that are associated: us10006my0. Exact location of event, longitude 138.4364 East, latitude 31.2363 North, depth = 355.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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 three and in the last 365 days fifteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 241 km SSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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