A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 286 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (178 miles). Exact location of event, depth 21.29 km, 141.7294° East, 31.0883° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.29 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:08:07 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004alk. Event ids that are associated: us10004alk. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 19:08:07 / December 31, 2015 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT.
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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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