A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km SSW of Oyama, Japan (91 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 333.79 km (207 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 01:52:43 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087hm. Id of event: us100087hm. Exact location of event, depth 333.79 km, 137.8657° East, 33.3147° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:52:43 / 10:52 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 146 km SSW of Oyama, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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