A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 138 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (86 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 15:35:40 / July 23, 2017 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:35:40 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.4827 East, latitude 40.0469 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a02t. Id of event: us2000a02t.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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