A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 242 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan (150 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ihl. Id of event: us20008ihl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 12:52:02 / February 8, 2017 @ 12:52 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 494.62 km (307 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:52:02 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 139.8084° East, latitude 27.4847° North, depth = 494.62 km.
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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