A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 294 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (183 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:23:33 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 143.7718 East, latitude 23.3438 North, depth = 50.46 km. Id of earthquake: us1000gg34. Event ids that are associated: us1000gg34. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 16:23:33 / August 17, 2018 @ 4:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.46 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 294 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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