A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 269 km E of Iwaki, Japan (167 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.8629 East, latitude 36.6242 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:54:44 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000jcdx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcdx. Global time and date of event 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 15:54:44 / February 27, 2019 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 269 km E of Iwaki, Japan.
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