A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 78 km NNE of Iwo Jima, Japan (48 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 08:48:21 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnts. Id of event: us2000bnts. 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 28.4 km (18 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:21 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6085 East, latitude 25.4501 North, depth = 28.4 km.
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 one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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