A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 149 km E of Iwo Jima, Japan (93 miles). Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 17:38:47 / September 16, 2017 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 142.8108° East, 24.8371° North, depth 11.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.2 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000ap74. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ap74. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:38:47 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 149 km E of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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