A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 249 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (155 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:48:58 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.16 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 22:48:58 / March 8, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. Event id: us20008sgz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgz. Exact location of event, longitude 141.8594 East, latitude 31.6713 North, depth = 18.16 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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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: 249 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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