A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km SE of Katsuura, Japan (80 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.4262° East, 34.4461° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:04:56 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006rxy. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rxy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 11:04:56 / September 23, 2016 @ 11:04 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 128 km SE of Katsuura, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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