A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:26:17 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 02:26:17 / October 27, 2017 @ 2:26 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhx3. Unique identifier: us2000bhx3. Exact location of event, depth 140.06 km, 139.9678° East, 32.9261° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.06 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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