A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Takanabe in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.795° East, latitude 32.0446° North, depth = 31.96 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:51:36 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/15 / 2015-08-25 22:51:36 / August 25, 2015 @ 10:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.96 km (20 miles). Unique identifier: us100034x5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100034x5.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takedamachi, Hamanoichi, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km ESE of Takanabe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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