A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 253 km NNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (157 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0824 East, latitude 29.1369 North, depth = 79.35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 13:29:08 / October 17, 2018 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:29:08 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). 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 79.35 km (49 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdbn. Id of event: us1000hdbn.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.