A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 276 km SSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan (171 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 392.92 km (244 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ryi. Id of event: us10008ryi. Exact location of earthquake, 138.8424° East, 30.7241° North, depth 392.92 km. The temblor was reported at 04:12:26 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 19:12:26 / May 9, 2017 @ 7:12 pm.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 276 km SSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan.
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