A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 87 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (54 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.23 km (45 miles). Exact location of event, depth 72.23 km, 140.5193° East, 32.5803° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:27:46 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/01/19 / 2019-01-17 17:27:46 / January 17, 2019 @ 5:27 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbvw. Id of event: us2000jbvw.
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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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