A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 255 km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan (158 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:44:47 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 22:44:47 / August 17, 2018 @ 10:44 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 143.4414° East, 23.5211° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us1000gc01. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc01.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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