A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 165 km E of Nago, Japan (103 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:38:00 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 15:38:00 / September 15, 2018 @ 3:38 pm. Exact location, longitude 129.6325° East, latitude 26.6957° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hf6h. Event ids that are associated: us2000hf6h.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 165 km E of Nago, Japan.
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