A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Volcano Islands, Japan region (0 miles). Global time and date of event 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 21:49:19 / August 18, 2018 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.3806 East, latitude 23.5574 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ggs0. Id of event: us1000ggs0. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:49:19 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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