A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 209 km NNE of Chichi-shima, Japan (130 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude 143.2605° East, latitude 28.7267° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lic. Id of event: us20008lic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 16:18:06 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:18:06 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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