A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 141.7633° East, 37.8374° North, depth 58.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002yv0. Id of event: us20002yv0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.47 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:16:49 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/15 / 2015-07-21 09:16:49 / July 21, 2015 @ 9:16 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Shiroishi, Kogota. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 fourty-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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