A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 174 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (108 miles). Unique identifier: us10006ffk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ffk. Exact location, longitude 143.8806° East, latitude 40.1461° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 16:08:46 / August 20, 2016 @ 4:08 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:08:46 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 174 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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