A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 261 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (162 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.67 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 5.67 km, 143.5148° East, 23.5244° North. The temblor was reported at 00:57:24 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 14:57:24 / August 17, 2018 @ 2:57 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000gg2y. Event ids that are associated: us1000gg2y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 261 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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