A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 161 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:50:57 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 18:50:57 / November 16, 2018 @ 6:50 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 143.4948 East, latitude 26.1917 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hvry. Event ids that are associated: us1000hvry.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 161 km SE of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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