A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 169 km NNE of Chichi-shima, Japan (105 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 13:31:26 / February 18, 2020 @ 1:31 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007vx8. Event ids that are associated: us70007vx8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.39 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:31:26 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.39 km, 142.6098° East, 28.577° North.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 169 km NNE of Chichi-shima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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