A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 243 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (151 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 455.24 km (283 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000h6i8. Event ids that are associated: at00pedvnp, us2000h6i8. The temblor was picked up at 00:43:02 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 15:43:02 / September 1, 2018 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 139.9434° East, latitude 27.9241° North, depth = 455.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 243 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.
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