A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 192 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (119 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.9774 East, latitude 40.4035 North, depth = 19.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.38 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007wp1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wp1. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:43:09 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 21:43:09 / January 16, 2017 @ 9:43 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 192 km ENE of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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