A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 159 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (99 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rky. Unique identifier: us10006rky. Global time and date of event 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 10:21:57 / September 22, 2016 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:57 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.8385° East, latitude 34.4617° North, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 159 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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