A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 172 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (107 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 132.8007° East, 30.6419° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004ben. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ben. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:21:12 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 02:21:12 / January 5, 2016 @ 2:21 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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