A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 225 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (140 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 00:10:47 / April 15, 2018 @ 12:10 am. The temblor was reported at 10:10:47 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.91 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e0g5. Id of event: us2000e0g5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0645 East, latitude 23.5038 North, depth = 41.91 km. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 225 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.
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