A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 167 km ESE of Ohara, Japan (104 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 13.55 km, 141.9733° East, 34.5055° North. The temblor was detected at 12:37:03 / 12:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.55 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us10006ruu. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ruu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 03:37:03 / September 23, 2016 @ 3:37 am.
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 seventeen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 167 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.
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