A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 299 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan (186 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d820. Id of event: us1000d820. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 11:22:04 / March 17, 2018 @ 11:22 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:22:04 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.583° East, latitude 29.7621° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 299 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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