A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 km WSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan (42 miles). Event id: us2000e143. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e143. The temblor was reported at 03:09:02 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.152 East, latitude 32.805 North, depth = 197.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.95 km (123 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/18 / 2018-04-16 18:09:02 / April 16, 2018 @ 6:09 pm.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 68 km WSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan.
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