A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported Volcano Islands, Japan region (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.51 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rkg. Unique identifier: us10004rkg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 21:26:23 / February 21, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.306 East, latitude 23.5921 North, depth = 29.51 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:23 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Volcano Islands, Japan region. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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