5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Shizunai, Japan

Earthquake location 41.3503S, 143.2677W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km SE of Shizunai, Japan (82 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:23:24 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/18 / 2018-11-28 02:23:24 / November 28, 2018 @ 2:23 am. Event id: us1000hxal. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hxal. Exact location of event, longitude 143.2677 East, latitude 41.3503 North, depth = 10 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/11/28/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-was-detected-near-shizunai-in-japan/

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