Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hachijo-jima in Japan

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 221 km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (137 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:07 ... ( read original story ...)

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