A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 191 km E of Chichi-shima, Japan (119 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 23:17:08 / February 26, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. Exact location of event, depth 16.68 km, 144.1233° East, 26.8521° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.68 km (10 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: us20008mka. Unique identifier: us20008mka. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:17:08 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter).
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 seven 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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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. 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: 191 km E of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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