A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 231 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan (144 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 12:52:17 / March 15, 2017 @ 12:52 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:52:17 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.7519° East, latitude 37.658° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008s9t. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008s9t.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 231 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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