A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (87 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 21:26:28 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.5149° East, latitude 40.0216° North, depth = 8.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.73 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 11:26:28 / May 20, 2017 @ 11:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008ttb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ttb.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 140 km ENE of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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