A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 282 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (175 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 494.56 km (307 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 139.4911 East, latitude 27.8434 North, depth = 494.56 km. Id of earthquake: us100072p3. Event ids that are associated: us100072p3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/10/16 / 2016-10-24 02:00:23 / October 24, 2016 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:00:23 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 282 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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