A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Volcano Islands, Japan region (0 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 144.0696° East, 23.6691° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h61k. Unique identifier: us2000h61k. The temblor was detected at 06:46:15 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 20:46:15 / August 22, 2018 @ 8:46 pm UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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