A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.85 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 22:41:41 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:41 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34.85 km, 124.0629° East, 24.3524° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:41:41 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pp2. Id of event: us10008pp2.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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