A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 192 km WSW of Iwanai, Japan (119 miles). Exact location, longitude 138.3071° East, latitude 42.3613° North, depth = 227.14 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 15:10:32 / March 17, 2020 @ 3:10 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008h6c. Unique identifier: us60008h6c. 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 227.14 km (141 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:10:32 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 192 km WSW of Iwanai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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