Nago, Japan Experiences 5.1 Earthquake

Earthquake location 26.7366S, 129.4978W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 152 km E of Nago, Japan (94 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:05:12 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hiax. Unique identifier: us2000hiax. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 08:05:12 / September 15, 2018 @ 8:05 am. Exact location, longitude 129.4978° East, latitude 26.7366° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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