A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 138 km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan (86 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u30. Id of event: us20008u30. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:19:16 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.54 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 16:19:16 / March 23, 2017 @ 4:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.2174° East, 36.3743° North, depth 30.54 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 138 km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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