A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 172 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (107 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a0wc. Event ids that are associated: us2000a0wc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.43 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:50 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.4312 East, latitude 31.6183 North, depth = 73.43 km. Global time and date of event 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 18:55:50 / July 20, 2017 @ 6:55 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 172 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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