A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km ENE of Chichi-shima, Japan (54 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 12.53 km, 142.9725° East, 27.4925° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.53 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000ayn3. Event ids that are associated: us1000ayn3. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:54:10 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/10/17 / 2017-10-22 03:54:10 / October 22, 2017 @ 3:54 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 87 km ENE of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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