A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 19:47:38 / February 29, 2016 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tmh. Unique identifier: us10004tmh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.46 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 123.4594° East, latitude 23.867° North, depth = 25.46 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:38 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km SE of Yonakuni, Japan.
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