A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.62 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 11:40:36 / August 17, 2015 @ 11:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, 131.0228° East, 30.8253° North, depth 25.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:40:36 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100032uc. Ids that are associated to the event: us100032uc.
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Kokubu-matsuki, Hamanoichi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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