Japan Struck With 5.5 Earthquake

Earthquake location 31.6008S, 140.3073W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 171 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (106 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 91.91 km, 140.3073° East, 31.6008° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.91 km (57 miles). Unique identifier: us1000hiby. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hiby. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 01:27:43 / October 29, 2018 @ 1:27 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:27:43 / 10:27 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/29/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-was-detected-near-hachijo-jima-in-japan/

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