A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 244 km NW of Chichi-shima, Japan (152 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.5824° East, latitude 28.7476° North, depth = 33.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.11 km (21 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 21:47:41 / September 27, 2017 @ 9:47 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avm6. Id of event: us2000avm6. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:47:41 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 has struck near.
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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. 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: 244 km NW of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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