A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 218 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan (135 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 92.25 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.9972 East, latitude 31.1227 North, depth = 92.25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ll5. Id of event: us70003ll5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 02:44:11 / May 6, 2019 @ 2:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:44:11 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 218 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan.
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