A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km W of Itoman, Japan (86 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20008jxk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jxk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 14:46:25 / January 31, 2017 @ 2:46 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:46:25 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.2905 East, latitude 26.0241 North, depth = 15.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.38 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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