A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 168 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (104 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 17:12:31 / September 16, 2016 @ 5:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:12:31 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006q6r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006q6r. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.68 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.9572 East, latitude 34.4676 North, depth = 27.68 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 168 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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