A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 155 km N of Hirara, Japan (96 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 125.5368° East, 26.1869° North, depth 126.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 10:53:24 / November 17, 2016 @ 10:53 am. Id of earthquake: us100079ce. Event ids that are associated: us100079ce. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.95 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:53:24 / 6:53 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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