A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 193 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan (120 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:29:08 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2623 East, latitude 27.0327 North, depth = 299.83 km. Id of earthquake: us10003pv2. Event ids that are associated: us10003pv2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 09:29:08 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 299.83 km (186 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 193 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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