A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 56 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan (35 miles). Exact location of event, depth 31.07 km, 142.276° East, 27.5921° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.07 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 01:51:01 / January 18, 2018 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:51:01 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ckm2. Id of event: us2000ckm2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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