A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:51:45 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 144.8892° East, 37.0185° North. Id of earthquake: us20002zif. Event ids that are associated: us20002zif. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/15 / 2015-07-23 12:51:45 / July 23, 2015 @ 12:51 pm.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
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