A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 162 km E of Chichi-shima, Japan (101 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:33:53 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 10:33:53 / April 19, 2017 @ 10:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.8375 East, latitude 26.8983 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10008iyb. Event ids that are associated: us10008iyb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 162 km E of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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