A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km E of Yamada, Japan (70 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dytz. Event ids that are associated: us2000dytz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.53 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 11:37:00 / April 12, 2018 @ 11:37 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:00 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.2552° East, 39.4512° North, depth 34.53 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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