A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 157 km S of Itoman, Japan (98 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:06:27 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 127.6218° East, 24.6993° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 16:06:27 / October 23, 2017 @ 4:06 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000az5y. Event ids that are associated: us1000az5y.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 157 km S of Itoman, Japan.
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