A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 229 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (142 miles). Global time and date of event 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 23:49:29 / September 22, 2017 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000atex. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atex. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.101 East, latitude 31.3313 North, depth = 28.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.28 km (18 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:49:29 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 229 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan.
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