A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 183 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (114 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:47:46 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 09:47:46 / August 20, 2016 @ 9:47 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.9727° East, 40.1992° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gl0. Unique identifier: us10006gl0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 183 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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