A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 285 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (177 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 20.05 km, 141.7113° East, 31.0876° North. Unique identifier: us10008dz4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dz4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.05 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 18:15:03 / April 2, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:15:03 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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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