A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (176 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.5104° East, latitude 23.1803° North, depth = 38.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.03 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000g43p. Event ids that are associated: us2000g43p. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:12:48 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/18 / 2018-07-09 03:12:48 / July 9, 2018 @ 3:12 am.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 283 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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