5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off The Coast Of Japan

Earthquake location 29.8965S, 139.1312W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Izu Islands, Japan region (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 404.41 km, 139.1312° East, 29.8965° North. 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 404.41 km (251 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 09:33:08 / August 22, 2016 @ 9:33 am. Event id: us10006fq7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006fq7. The temblor was picked up at 18:33:08 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/08/22/moderate-earthquake-5-6-mag-izu-islands-japan-region/

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