A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 293 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (182 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/19 / 2019-09-09 01:26:59 / September 9, 2019 @ 1:26 am. The temblor was reported at 11:26:59 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.9136° East, latitude 23.6009° North, depth = 36.31 km. Id of earthquake: us70005djk. Event ids that are associated: us70005djk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.31 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 293 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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