A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 290 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (180 miles) on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:04:34 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a7lh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7lh. Exact location of event, longitude 139.4555 East, latitude 27.9982 North, depth = 509.15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 509.15 km (316 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 16:04:34 / August 12, 2017 @ 4:04 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 290 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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