A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 279 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (173 miles) on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:04:14 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 20:04:14 / August 16, 2018 @ 8:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gep0. Event ids that are associated: us1000gep0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.654 East, latitude 23.4342 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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