A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 05:31:48 / February 2, 2016 @ 5:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.9534° East, 39.6666° North, depth 17.48 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.48 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:31:48 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004whr. Event ids that are associated: us20004whr.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kamaishi, Ōtsuchi, Yamada (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days ninety-six 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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