A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 142 km ESE of Ohara, Japan (88 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rwn. Id of event: us10006rwn. The temblor was picked up at 15:46:03 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6982 East, latitude 34.5529 North, depth = 26.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.36 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:46:03 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 142 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.
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