A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 255 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (158 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 14:48:13 / March 20, 2018 @ 2:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.27 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 43.27 km, 142.9836° East, 23.0426° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:13 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d9ne. Event ids that are associated: us1000d9ne.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 255 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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