A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 159 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (99 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.99 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 13:58:08 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006s02. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s02. Exact location, longitude 141.8446° East, latitude 34.4644° North, depth = 34.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:58:08 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 159 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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