A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 111 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (69 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.63 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:54:52 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 23:54:52 / February 23, 2017 @ 11:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008lwe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lwe. Exact location of earthquake, 143.2108° East, 39.8831° North, depth 31.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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