A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 261 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (162 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000973w. Event ids that are associated: us1000973w. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.56 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:14:41 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 01:14:41 / July 6, 2017 @ 1:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9066 East, latitude 31.5479 North, depth = 8.56 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 261 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan.
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