A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fwv. Unique identifier: us10004fwv. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:41 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.2 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 146.0234° East, 43.0965° North, depth 41.2 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 21:53:41 / January 20, 2016 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km SE of Nemuro, Japan.
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