A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan (0 miles). Event id: us2000abxi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abxi. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:20:48 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.89 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 123.4363° East, 24.9895° North, depth 8.89 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 23:20:48 / August 25, 2017 @ 11:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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