A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 232 km E of Namie, Japan (144 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aeyf. Id of event: us2000aeyf. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:01:48 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 09:01:48 / September 3, 2017 @ 9:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.585 East, latitude 37.1075 North, depth = 10 km.
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 eleven 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 232 km E of Namie, Japan.
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