A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 158 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8468 East, latitude 34.4913 North, depth = 38.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rpa. Unique identifier: us10006rpa. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.5 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:47 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 16:11:47 / September 22, 2016 @ 4:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 158 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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