A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 171 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (106 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 14:47:32 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.7867° East, 40.2595° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 04:47:32 / August 20, 2017 @ 4:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a9v4. Event ids that are associated: us2000a9v4.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 171 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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