A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 65 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan (40 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 14:18:56 / January 20, 2017 @ 2:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.5551° East, latitude 27.0742° North, depth = 38.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.43 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008hej. Event ids that are associated: us20008hej. The temblor was reported at 23:18:56 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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