A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 182 km E of Yamada, Japan (113 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 01:39:43 / February 28, 2017 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.06 km (16 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 location of earthquake, longitude 144.0432 East, latitude 39.1998 North, depth = 25.06 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:39:43 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100087q7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087q7.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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