A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km SE of Katsuura, Japan (81 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.63 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wjm. Unique identifier: us10008wjm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4341 East, latitude 34.4146 North, depth = 33.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:28:39 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 18:28:39 / May 23, 2017 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 130 km SE of Katsuura, Japan.
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