A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 201 km NNW of Iwo Jima, Japan (125 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 417.63 km (260 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 13:06:44 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:06 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h99i. Id of event: us2000h99i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:06:44 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.3195 East, latitude 26.356 North, depth = 417.63 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 201 km NNW of Iwo Jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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