A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 147 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.7619° East, latitude 34.5655° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006saw. Id of event: us10006saw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 10:52:06 / September 24, 2016 @ 10:52 am. The temblor was detected at 19:52:06 / 7:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 147 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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