A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 202 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan (126 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:53:51 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 10:53:51 / August 18, 2017 @ 10:53 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.8693 East, latitude 26.0204 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000a9bx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9bx.
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 six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 202 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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