Moderate Temblor Hits Volcano Islands, Japan

Earthquake location 23.1697S, 143.8567W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes Volcano Islands, Japan region (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 143.8567° East, 23.1697° North, depth 38.4 km. Unique identifier: us1000hezl. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hezl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 14:21:34 / October 20, 2018 @ 2:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.4 km (24 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:21:34 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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