A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km E of Hirara, Japan (100 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.87 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.876 East, latitude 24.7849 North, depth = 9.87 km. The temblor was detected at 00:29:13 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 16:29:13 / March 30, 2017 @ 4:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008emz. Event ids that are associated: us10008emz.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 161 km E of Hirara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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