A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan (105 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 15:11:52 / August 2, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.91 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:11:52 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5xy. Unique identifier: us2000a5xy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.587° East, 36.3683° North, depth 33.91 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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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