A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 184 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan (114 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:23 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8764 East, latitude 36.6188 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 14:48:23 / March 17, 2019 @ 2:48 pm. Event id: us1000jhh9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jhh9.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 184 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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