A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 159 km SE of Katsuura, Japan (99 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6348 East, latitude 34.2117 North, depth = 14.02 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 14.02 km (9 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:24:42 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 18:24:42 / November 8, 2017 @ 6:24 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkf2. Unique identifier: us2000bkf2.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 159 km SE of Katsuura, Japan.
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