A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 265 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (165 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 04:58:37 / August 18, 2018 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.4182° East, latitude 23.343° North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ggr8. Unique identifier: us1000ggr8. The temblor was reported at 14:58:37 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 265 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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