A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 152 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan (94 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.37 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 00:26:22 / May 26, 2019 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60003s8g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003s8g. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6721 East, latitude 29.389 North, depth = 28.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:26:22 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-two 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 152 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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