A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 154 km E of Hirara, Japan (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:40:42 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). 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). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dhj. Unique identifier: us10008dhj. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 126.8129° East, 24.8994° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 10:40:42 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:40 am.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 154 km E of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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