A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 166 km ESE of Ohara, Japan (103 miles). Unique identifier: us10006rtm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rtm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9634° East, 34.5011° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 00:42:33 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:42 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:42:33 / 9:42 am (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 seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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. 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: 166 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.
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