A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Izu Islands, Japan region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 139.1146 East, latitude 29.8073 North, depth = 399.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006sqk. Unique identifier: us60006sqk. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:53:57 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 399.69 km (248 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 17:53:57 / December 17, 2019 @ 5:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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