A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 202 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (126 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006t44. Unique identifier: us60006t44. Exact location, longitude 142.5401° East, latitude 23.3277° North, depth = 57.37 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 09:18:23 / December 18, 2019 @ 9:18 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.37 km (36 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:23 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 202 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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