A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 173 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (107 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:52:17 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/16 / 2016-10-24 20:52:17 / October 24, 2016 @ 8:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007gh8. Unique identifier: us20007gh8. Exact location of earthquake, 143.848° East, 40.1964° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 173 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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