A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 01:30:02 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:30 am. The temblor was reported at 10:30:02 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 129.0103 East, latitude 41.3263 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004bnm. Event ids that are associated: us10004bnm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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