A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 199 km SE of Katsuura, Japan (124 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.7824° East, 33.8213° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:18:38 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgw. Id of event: us20008sgw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 15:18:38 / March 8, 2017 @ 3:18 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 199 km SE of Katsuura, Japan.
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