A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km SE of Hasaki, Japan (74 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.599° East, 34.8537° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 00:30:25 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rtk. Id of event: us10006rtk. 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). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:25 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 119 km SE of Hasaki, Japan.
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