A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 147 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (91 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006rzc. Event ids that are associated: us10006rzc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:04:54 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.7379° East, 34.5355° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 12:04:54 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:04 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 147 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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