A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 156 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan (97 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 09:00:36 / November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am. The temblor was detected at 18:00:36 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.75 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 139.6123 East, latitude 31.6819 North, depth = 32.75 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqxn. Unique identifier: us2000bqxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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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