A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 251 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (156 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:33:55 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 425.92 km (265 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 00:33:55 / May 21, 2017 @ 12:33 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 139.9289 East, latitude 28.0742 North, depth = 425.92 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vh8. Unique identifier: us10008vh8.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 251 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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