A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 159 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan (99 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 02:43:51 / March 24, 2017 @ 2:43 am. Event id: us20008u6l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u6l. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5008 East, latitude 36.2108 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:43:51 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).
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 twenty-five 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 159 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan.
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