A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (62 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 19:51:54 / March 7, 2017 @ 7:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:51:54 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 27.47 km, 143.0821° East, 39.8651° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.47 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100087jh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087jh.
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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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