A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (160 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 22:48:21 / August 17, 2018 @ 10:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.3876 East, latitude 23.431 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:48:21 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gc09. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc09.
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 seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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