A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 273 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (170 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 139.5797 East, latitude 27.8351 North, depth = 501.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 501.75 km (312 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009n4w. Event ids that are associated: us20009n4w. The temblor was picked up at 04:05:58 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 19:05:58 / June 16, 2017 @ 7:05 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 273 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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