A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km E of Nago, Japan (101 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 129.6022° East, 26.6739° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:40:19 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000hf01. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hf01. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 04:40:19 / September 15, 2018 @ 4:40 am.
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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 162 km E of Nago, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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